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BMW M5 vs. Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG vs. Porsche Panamera Turbo S

BMW M5, Featured Posts | November 12th, 2011 by 37
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In a new edition of AutoZeitung, the German magazine delivers the first comparison test drive between the new 2012 BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and …

In a new edition of AutoZeitung, the German magazine delivers the first comparison test drive between the new 2012 BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Porsche Panamera Turbo S.  The number of ponies aligned at the start line equal 1667. All three vehicles are producing  individually between 550 and 560 horsepower.

While the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG send the power to the rear-wheels, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S is an all-wheel drive vehicle.

The Panamera Turbo S boasts the same twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 as the standard Cayenne Turbo model, but new turbochargers and some engine remapping bumps output to 550 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Mercedes-Benz uses a new 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine instead of the old naturally-aspirated 6.2 liter unit. With the AMG performance package, the E63 outputs 557 horsepower and 590 lb-of torque. The F10 M5 uses a high-revving 4.4-liter (4395cc) turbocharged engine with 560 horsepower from 5,750-7,000 rpm and 502 lb-ft of torque from only 1500rpm.

BMW M5 vs. Mercedes Benz E63 AMG vs. Porsche Panamera Turbo S

AutoZeitung reports that the al-wheel drive Porsche dominated the sprint from zero to 62 mph. However, at the 124 mph mark, the M5 reduced its deficit from four-tenths to one tenth of a second. Specifically, the new M5 accelerates to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds and it takes 12.3 seconds to reach 124 mph. With the AMG Performance package, Mercedes follows closely behind the two vehicle, but in this comparison, it remains the slowest vehicle.

The all-wheel drive and the slightly larger dimensions make the Panamera the biggest vehicle on the scale, yet it presents itself as the sportiest of the three vehicles tested. On the track, the Porsche laps in 1:16.0 minutes, exactly eight tenths faster than the M5 and a full second faster than the E63 AMG. Out of the three vehicles tested, the M5 was the lightest one.

The magazine also says that on track, the BMW M5 shows good steering feedback and a broadly neutral handling.

Bottom line, the M5 ends up tied with on the second place with the AMG, behind the more expensive and faster Porsche Panamera Turbo S.

We are looking forward to the next comparison tests.

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  • fruneed

    The harder and only competitor to BMW in history ever….we have to see more comparision these is not all…

    • Asim Quraishi

      Traditionally speaking I like seeing the battle of the old rivals between the BMW and the AMG Mercedes. Nowadays every manufacturer wants to battle these germans and they target more at BMW such as: Infiniti, Lexus, Cadillac, Audi, Porsche, Acura, Nissan, Toyota, etc.

  • BMW The Best

    Panamera wins. Not good. Porsche once again assert themselves as the brand which makes the best sports cars.

  • BMW The Best

    By the way, if they used the M5′s launch control properly the M5 would make a 3.7 seconds sprint to 100KMH and a below 12 seconds 0-200kmh time and it would beat the Panamera. Anyway I’m proud of the new M5.

    • Arwar

      not true, m5 goes 0-60 mph 3.7 seconds. 0-62 mph or 0-100 km/h it’s best is 4.1 seconds. Which, by itself, is amazing. Not too much behind the Porsche. I am kind of disappointed that awd porsche beat the rwd m5 on the track…I would have expected M5 to be more nimble. But who knows, perhaps the odds weren’t even in terms of weather conditions, etc.

  • BMW The Best

    Also the new M5 had the highest fuel consumption figures out of the 3 which affected considerably on the result. Below are the fuel consumption figures for this test:
    BMW M5: 16.3l/100km
    Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG: 14.7l/100km
    Porsche Panamera Turbo S: 15.2l/100km
    Just terrible consumption figures for the new M5. In the fuel consumption the situation for BMW is absolutely hopeless.

  • Mateo

    -Out of the three vehicles tested, the M5 was the lightest one.-

    how? acording to official spec E63AMG is 105kg lighter than M5!

    • Guest

      M5 wasn’t the lightest in the test. That’s just complete bs. Take a look at the scans on germancarforum. Here is the link to the scan where they compare weight: http://imageshack.us/f/153/007mvt.jpg/

      • BMW The Best

        Yes, but the in the page there’s written: “Tested weight”. And inthat respect the M5 and E63 have about the same weight. But I can’t understand how can the AMG have about 100kg more than its factory weight suggests. One more thing: I havn’t so far seen a German-made test where BMWs were favoured, which makes me not trust those sources. Anyway let’s wait for more tests and not of German origin.

        • Arwar

          why does BMW have 16,3 l/100km fuel consumption there is beyind me…everybody else praises M5 for it’s 9,5-10l/100km consumption.

      • Mateo

        maybe mercedes is lying?
        maybe e63amg does weight more than 1900kg?
        or they added optional extras to the merc and weight went up?

        i think they should test stock car without any optional equipment (maybe they did, i don’t understand german alungage)

  • Faszamkivanveled

    I don’t care what a stupid magazine says…
    For me the M5 is the best and I don’t care about any other car.

    • Grovedale1

      Please don’t muddy the water with facts, pretty childish, don’t you think?

    • Apjjr4289

      (Dre ).. Dont get worked up on the numbers and the bs we know those test r unofficial  we’ll really know when insideline.com says the numbers r in   I BELIEVE IN BAVARIAN MOTOR WORKS AND IM FROM PHILLY.

  • Iemand12

    uhm… typing error?? “Porsche Cayenne Turbo S” second last paragraph ;)

  • Elgeeone

    I’m not surprised but the real competitors of the panamera turbo s are the cls63 and the future M6 grand coupé!!

  • Bigk

    Apples to apples are needed – if it takes a $50,000.00 premium to beat the M5 (i.e. Panam TS) then I am electrically excited for what BMW has been able to accomplish.  Its a great package with a perfect blend of performance, luxury, and looks,

  • Jmljml

    The Cadillac CTS-V should have been in the comparison… it would have taken 2nd place behind the Porsche… relegating BMW and Mercedes to a 3rd place tie.

    • BMW The Best

      You’re a mere dreamer, my friend since the CTS-V would take the 4th place just behind the E63 AMG.

      • Arwar

        not just behind, but a LOT behind the Merc. Can’t compare silly american muscle to sophisticated German sportcars

    • Anonymous

      off yourself dumb retard

  • Rmax

    BMW M5, for the record at Nurburgring, is faster than the Porsche Panamera Turbo.   This was a surprise since Panamera was deemed to be the fastest sedan.

    • Arwar

      faster than turbo, but probably not faster than Turbo S. There is a big difference. Turbo S nurburgring nordschleiffe lap hasn’t been posted yet.

  • Viper

    well this is a surprise.
    bmw lightest? its got 1900kg? the others weight slightly more than a moon then.
    these are all very similar cars , it doesnt really matter whos the fastest or 0-60 time.
    bmw’s got less torque but the max torque comes from just 1500.not sure how others do.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U4J6SDB7DK7AIBZTCPBXGNXQ24 AL

    Porsche 167291 euros

    MB  114097 euros

    BMW 102700 euros

    The price of each vehicle tested gives a little perspective to this test.

    Draw your own conclusions.

  • LexusLVR

    Man, people need to stop arguing about which car is better bla bla bla…

    The real deal is the ability of the driver to control the car. A noob in an M5 will get their ass kicked on the track by a professional driver in a Toyota Prius – literally.

    • http://twitter.com/WMorinW Marc Morin

      No they would not.

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  • Anonymous

    WARNING TO ALL PROSPECTIVE BUYERS:I bought a new 2011 e63 AMG. The car has done just over 10,000k. So far we have called roadside assistance 6 times and had the car in at the dealer for 3 weeks in total! We have serious charging/battery problems that they cant resolve so we have often been stranded, the SAM and ignition barrel have been replaced (common problems the dealer told me)… but most alarming is the fact that we experenced steering failure and lost control of the car! our engine mounts failed, the engine dropped 2cm which cut the power steering hose! How can a new car be made so poorly and so little be done about it. If you read more blogs you will find out lot of people report problems with airbags not deploying! I would not risk my kids lives in that car ever again, or buy mercedes ever again. I have porsche for my 3 cars prior to purchasing the E63 and I will be sticking to porsche in the future!

  • Anonymous

    WARNING TO ALL PROSPECTIVE BUYERS:I bought a new 2011 e63 AMG. The car has done just over 10,000k. So far we have called roadside assistance 6 times and had the car in at the dealer for 3 weeks in total! We have serious charging/battery problems that they cant resolve so we have often been stranded, the SAM and ignition barrel have been replaced (common problems the dealer told me)… but most alarming is the fact that we experenced steering failure and lost control of the car! our engine mounts failed, the engine dropped 2cm which cut the power steering hose! How can a new car be made so poorly and so little be done about it. If you read more blogs you will find out lot of people report problems with airbags not deploying! I would not risk my kids lives in that car ever again, or buy mercedes ever again. I have only owned bmw or porsches for my 4 cars prior to purchasing the E63… and I will be very happily going back to porsche or bmw in the future! I thought mercedes was in the same league as these 2 brands.. obviously I was wrong!

  • Phumzile

    BMW M5 do it for me

  • Dacia 1310

    The Dacia 1310 is faster car than Bmw M5

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