The folks over at Motorsport Magazine deliver an unusual speed comparison. The BMW F10 M5 is placed against the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG in a acceleration test to 280 km/h.

The two impressive sports cars don’t compete in the same segment, but they deliver similar power outputs.

Officially, the V8 twin-turbo BMW M5 F10 makes exactly 560 hp. With the Competition Package, the power increases to 575 hp, and there are approximately 300 vehicles from the 30-year-M5 Edition with 600 horsepower. For this test, the base model with 560 ponies and 680 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque was used.


Under the hood of the S63 AMG, Mercedes placed a monster 5.5-liter V8 TwinTurbo producing 585 horsepower and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque.

Both cars use a 7-speed DCT.

For this test, the S63 AMG weighed in at 1,995 kg while the F10 M5 tips the scale at 1,870 kilos. So over 100 kg lighter but with slightly less power. Will that be enough to beat the S63 AMG in a straight line?