Comparison: 2012 BMW M5 vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

BMW M5, Featured Posts | June 16th, 2011 by 45
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The new 2012 BMW M5 was unveiled earlier this week. The super sporty luxury sedan will join the 5 Series family later this year. The …

The new 2012 BMW M5 was unveiled earlier this week. The super sporty luxury sedan will join the 5 Series family later this year. The new M5 also joins some tough competitors in the super sporty sedan segment, starting with the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Audi RS6 and Cadillac CTS-V.

BMW has moved on with the new F10 M5 from naturally aspirated engines to a TwinPower turbocharged V8. The high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged uses the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology, twin-scroll turbochargers, high-precision direct fuel injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and a cross-bank exhaust manifold that guarantees legendary BMW M-car thrust with seamless lag-free power delivery from just off idle.

Comparison: 2012 BMW M5 vs. 2012 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG
Comparison: 2012 BMW M5 vs. 2012 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG

The engine outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque from only 1500rpm. The high-rev unit should rocket the M5 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and under 4 seconds using BMW’s new Launch Control.

BMW offers a 7-speed DCT and manual transmission in the new M5. The M5 is limited to a top speed of 155 mph, or 190 mph with the M Driver’s Package.

Overall weight is reported to be 4,122/4,286lb (DIN/EU).

The competitor, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, has recently swapped its 6.2-liter V-8 for a new twin-turbo 5.5-liter which makes 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque in standard form, or 550 hp and 590 lb-ft when equipped with the AMG Performance package (the extra power is mostly due to an increase in boost pressure from 14.5 to 18.8 psi).

Comparison: 2012 BMW M5 vs. 2012 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG

AMG continues to use the E63’s seven-speed Speedshift MCT automatic, with a clutch pack instead of a torque converter. 0-to-62-mph time is reported to be 4.4 seconds in base trim and 4.3 seconds for Performance pack cars.

The car is limited to a top speed of 155 mph, or 186 mph with the Performance Pack.

Styling wise, each car has its own strengths and the choice can be quite subjective. The F10 BMW M5 builds atop the safer and more stylish design of the new 5 Series. The design language is easier on the eye than the previous E60 generation and the M5 enhances its aggressiveness to the M-specific levels.

Comparison: 2012 BMW M5 vs. 2012 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG

The E63 AMG follows the recent design language from Mercedes with square design cues, double-headlamps and LEDs integrated in the front bumper. Just like the M5, the rear bumper sports the twin dual-exhausts, but shaped differently.

As always in the last few years, we are bringing you a photo comparison of the competing models.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hubert-Jadczak/100000325894622 Hubert Jadczak

    “The engine outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502
    lb-ft) of torque from only 1500rpm. The high-rev unit should rocket the
    M5 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and under 4 seconds using BMW’s new Launch
    Control.” HAHA!! I knew it!! This amount of power should force the M5 to go to the 62mph faster, than 4,4s!!! :D My God it’s damn fast!

    • Guest

      Horatiu just made that up. There is no source for his claimed 0-62 time with Launch Control and he even got the hp figure wrong. The m5 will have 560ps which equals 552 hp.
      It’s not the first time he has published false information. When it was clear to everyone that the m5 would “only” get 552 hp, he still insisted it would get 580.
      Also the e63′s acceleration is stated wrong. Horatiu added 0.1 second to mercedes’ official specifications. Another thing is that he didn’t even mention that the e63 is over 200 lbs lighter than the m5.
      In conclusion this article is just extremely biased and shows yet another time that one cannot rely on the information published on bmwblog.

      • M5

        drag race- BMW M5 v Porsche Panamera S v Mercedes E63 AMG v Jaguar XFR – evo exclusive
        Dear guest look at his vidio i think then u will have no dobts that m5 is much more better than e63, m5 is a legend e63 is amateur so dont talk shit pls

      • bmw’s fans

        If you’re not a bmw fans. please. STOP to posting wall on this blog and find another mercedes’s blog..
        see on youtube : bmw m5 vs mercedes e63 amg ( it’s 5.5litre v8 biturbo ) and see also bmw m5 vs porsvhe panamera TURBO S
        let the facts speak, and not according to the brochure

      • bmw’s fans

        if you’re not a bmw fans, STOP posting on bmw’s blog.. find another Merc’s blog.
        and please see on youtube : bmw m5 vs mercedes e63 vs jaguar XFR, ; and see also porsche panamera TURBO S vs bmw M5… let the facts speak, and not according to the brochure

    • Guest

      Horatiu just made that up. There is no source for his claimed 0-62 time with Launch Control and he even got the hp figure wrong. The m5 will have 560ps which equals 552 hp.
      It’s not the first time he has published false information. When it was clear to everyone that the m5 would “only” get 552 hp, he still insisted it would get 580.
      Also the e63′s acceleration is stated wrong. Horatiu added 0.1 second to mercedes’ official specifications. Another thing is that he didn’t even mention that the e63 is over 200 lbs lighter than the m5.
      In conclusion this article is just extremely biased and shows yet another time that one cannot rely on the information published on bmwblog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hubert-Jadczak/100000325894622 Hubert Jadczak

    “The engine outputs 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 680Nm (502
    lb-ft) of torque from only 1500rpm. The high-rev unit should rocket the
    M5 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds and under 4 seconds using BMW’s new Launch
    Control.” HAHA!! I knew it!! This amount of power should force the M5 to go to the 62mph faster, than 4,4s!!! :D My God it’s damn fast!

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  • Mr. Guest

    Hands down.. damn that Benz looks better.

  • Mr. Guest

    Hands down.. damn that Benz looks better.

    • Shincai

      That’s the shittiest looking E class ever made. Damn ugly front looks like a piece of hard shit
      BMW is pure art it’s stunning
      I can only look at these cars now but I can already tell which one is quicker!

      • Br

        M5 may not look gorgeous and is lack of innovative but it definitely looks better than that merc.  The original e eclass looks ok but if the designs and combinations are used on the AMG, it looks so old!  BMW always gives a younger image to customers while Mercedes has a more luxurious image in their minds, but it seems that Audi is starting to take over BMW (driving pleasure + young interior and exterior designs, although exterior designs are not superior).  BMW is kind of stop improving without Bangle, look at this M5, it uses the same M Package as the M3 designed by Bangle.  What the hell?!  Just dont know what to say..  I am afraid Audi will really take over BMW as the largest Premium car producer in 2015, cause their brand name is becoming more famous and their quality are getting better and better.

        • Viper

          damn right. audi already kicks ass

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alfred-Cheung/100001174574251 Alfred Cheung

          i doubt audi will take over. instead, mercedes will!

      • Br

        M5 may not look gorgeous and is lack of innovative but it definitely looks better than that merc.  The original e eclass looks ok but if the designs and combinations are used on the AMG, it looks so old!  BMW always gives a younger image to customers while Mercedes has a more luxurious image in their minds, but it seems that Audi is starting to take over BMW (driving pleasure + young interior and exterior designs, although exterior designs are not superior).  BMW is kind of stop improving without Bangle, look at this M5, it uses the same M Package as the M3 designed by Bangle.  What the hell?!  Just dont know what to say..  I am afraid Audi will really take over BMW as the largest Premium car producer in 2015, cause their brand name is becoming more famous and their quality are getting better and better.

      • Viper

        you obviously dont know what ur talking about kido

        • CADILLAC

          Cadillac is the best

      • http://twitter.com/GTAVNut GTA-V-Nut

        I honestly don’t see how your dumb ass comment got rated up. This is obviously the best E class ever made. See a lot of dumb BMW fanboys around this site. I love BMW but I’m not gonna’ crap all over it’s competitors.

    • http://www.facebook.com/henry.sichembe Henry Sichembe

      does it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/henry.sichembe Henry Sichembe

    I only see older people buying the merc..like 50years+…when it comes to the styling,the merc looks more mature and dignified,while the BMW looks fast and aggresive.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1842858183 Ahmad Haziq

    Both cars have their own design strengths, each to their own… I agree if some say that Mercedes is better and I agree that some say the BMW looks better and I’m one of them. Design is a matter of taste, not everybody will like the M5 neither the E63. There’s no point of arguing which has a better looks because it’s down to a person’s character/personality…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1842858183 Ahmad Haziq

    Both cars have their own design strengths, each to their own… I agree if some say that Mercedes is better and I agree that some say the BMW looks better and I’m one of them. Design is a matter of taste, not everybody will like the M5 neither the E63. There’s no point of arguing which has a better looks because it’s down to a person’s character/personality…

    • http://twitter.com/GTAVNut GTA-V-Nut

      I agree with you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000404206443 Misha Nikolich

    The M5 in my opionion strikes a nice balance of sophisticated business and sporty athletic. The lines are cleaner and more flowing, but still give the M5 a dominating road presence (ie the front bumper). I also like the strong character line on the F10 that finishes at the taillight concluding the car and giving it a sense of motion. The way the led light tubes are angled on the F10′s taillights emphasize the wide sporty stance, while still remaining classy. The same can be said for the F10′s headlight cluster design. The interior of the F10 is just right. It’s a cabin you could spend hours even years in. You feel at one with the car while being surrounded by materials fit for a 7er. Stunning!

    The W212 Merc on the other hand can’t seem to make its mind up on identity. When looked at from the side, the rear overhang looks bulky and bland (sloping away from the body). Compared to the front which is much more aggressive with sharp creases and double vents. The break in the body and rear door which starts at the window and wraps around the rear fender doesn’t flow well at all compared to the F10. The side skirts seem to have been slapped on last minute. They aren’t integrated at all with the body. I do like the E-Class’s headlight cluster design (for a Merc). It combines classic double oval Merc lights with a modern fresh look. I also like how the LED light strip is integrated in the bumper. You can immediately tell from a distance what car is coming at you. The E63 has some nice touches and materials in the cabin (some of the buttons, the coined edge controls by the shifter, and the aluminum pedals). However, when I sit behind the wheel, something reminds me of the E60 BMW. Maybe it’s the straight upright center stack – I’m not sure. My father owns a W211 E550 and I really like that interior and exterior as well.

  • Viper

    E63 all the way , my second choice would be m5.
    looks better from every angle , front ,sides , Rear ,…interior both look great , slight advantage for MB
    e63 with pp is a monster.

  • Tom Cardone

    the BMW shows speed when not even moving. the design is fluid and continuous and pretty damn perfect. the Mercedes looks old and boat like.. look at the side profile.. the BMW is clearly the most sportiest of the two.. its in plain english. the M5 wins, hands down. and there is no comparison to audi so all the fan boys should just stop and not waste their time

  • MTastic

    I like the M5 better.  I know one thing for sure is that the M5 interior is a league above the Mercedes.   That’s the one part that matters the most to me and of course the driving experience.

  • Ujelly

    DAYAM that mercedes looks like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

    • Tom Cardone

      lmao.

  • LexusLVR

    The current 5er is so boring in terms of styling. The M5 is nothing more than a dressed-up 5er, so it’s also boring to me. The E class looks slightly more sporty in standard and AMG trim but both cars aren’t good-looking. A 1989 Toyota Crown has more style and substance to it (not to mention a better-made interior) than these two overpriced wannabe performance cars.

    If you want a real track performance car get a Toyota Supra – any Supra or even an MR2 and the RWD Celicas.

    • LexusLVRisaTranny

      Say it sista!!!!  Toyota is the bomb it runs circles around them Bimmers.  Celica 0-60 in .000001 seconds.

      The Toyota Crown was the greatest sports sedan in history!!!!  They make great taxi’s in Tokyo!!!!

      Toyota makes the  greatest cars in the world.  We should have a toyotablog.com cuz it the greatest brand in the world.
       

  • http://twitter.com/meghanne701 Meghanne Foye
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  • Tariqq420

    The E63 is the car to go with here.  The M5 is a boat now

    • Mateozunic

      best answer i heard in a long time. M5 IS A BOAT!!! Well done Tariqq420, simple and true – unfortunatley :(

  • SRT-8 392

    keep the E63 for you and the M5 for your wife.

    • bmw’s fans

      no, keep the M5 for yourself and E63 for your maid.

  • firuddin

    i love mercedes benzzzzzzzz……..samaja klassssssnaja tachka v mire

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  • Sam Leung

    I don’t personally like the new styling of the F10 5 Series…
    It front is back is definitely a step up from the E60, but the side profile just doesn’t strike me as…balanced
    The engines are almost identical on terms of performance, but i’ll give the benefit to Bimmer for that extra 10+ hp (assuming E63 has AMG pack checked)

    Which car would i buy given $100,000? E63.
    Not only it rides better overall than the M5, the torque and NOISE from the AMG V8s are unmatched, and even though the M5 4.4l V8TT is reworked, i still believe AMG is better than M in engine performance.

    Don’t get me wrong, i know almost for certain the M5 would make mincemeat of the E63 on track. The problem is i spend 95% driving on roads and 5% on track. This is what i would base it on.

    As an added bonus, the E has a plush and modern interior, something BMW’s 5 still can’t match.

  • cadi

    never ever forget forget the cts-v guys

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