When it comes super sedans, Munich and Stuttgart are locked in a never-ending tussle for supremacy. The battle of the German titans is just what you want to see on a lazy Saturday afternoon on Youtube.
Let’s meet the protagonists.
The BMW M5 Compeition is the most powerful 5 Series you can buy. It packs a 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 625 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. Representing Stuttgart is the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. A pumped-up E Class that has 612 hp and 626 lb-ft from a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine.
So on paper, the M5 Competition has more power, while the E63 trumps the Bimmer when it comes to torque.
But, as the video proves, horsepower wins races. The M5 wins from a standing start with ease. It also destroys the Merc in a roll race. The BMW reaches 62 mph in just 2.94 seconds, while the Mercedes takes 3.25 seconds to hit 62 mph.