Video: BMW M5 Competition Drag Races Mercedes-AMG E63 S

BMW M5, Videos | December 22nd, 2018 by 14
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This is it folks, the drag race we’ve been waiting for since the new M5 Competition was announced. When the F90 M5 came out, the …

This is it folks, the drag race we’ve been waiting for since the new M5 Competition was announced. When the F90 M5 came out, the world rushed to race it against the biggest rival it has, the Mercedes-AMG E63. The problem was, everyone apparently couldn’t get a non-S version and therefore, the M5 had to compete against a more powerful car in every drag race we’ve seen. Now the time has come to turn the tables on the Mercedes.

The guys from CarWow got their hands on both the BMW M5 Competition and Mercedes-AMG E63 S, and they did what everyone would: drag race them. Now, it should be pointed out that, in various drag races posted on Youtube, the M5 was already neck and neck with the E63 S and, in some cases, it even faster. Not the case with the CarWow race, where the E63 S managed to just pull ahead of the standard M5.

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This time though, the BMW M5 comes with 625 HP and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque pushed out of its 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, which makes it more powerful than the E63 S at hand here. The Merc has 612 HP and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque coming out of its 4-liter twin-turbo V8. It has more torque therefore, and less HP but not by much. Both cars are all-wheel drive and have launch control.

The race is quite tight once again, but the BMW wins the 1/4 mile run with a time of 11.1 seconds, while the Merc delivers a 11.3-second dash. In the rolling race, the Merc wins it but we think it was all due to the reaction time more than anything else, as the E63 S couldn’t lose or distance itself from the BMW. There’s also a brake test performed here, where the lighter M5 Competition wins, once again.

14 responses to “Video: BMW M5 Competition Drag Races Mercedes-AMG E63 S”

  1. PK says:

    Finally! Redemption! BMW needed this win badly!!!! <3

  2. Jay Allenby says:

    The BMW is not really made for a drag race. I would like to see some track time comparisons.

  3. Donald Dong says:

    BMW hasn’t done too much on the V8 front. Their Motorsport engine offering is largely the same. Perhaps, its time, since they will have the 8 series, along with 5, and the 7 using those in this segment. BMW has gotten the weight and its dynamics right, but once they inject a 150 horses per litre plant in there, you will be taking about 660 horses instant, and with a 160 horses per litre unit, you will be talking about 704 for the Comp pack, and torque will jump to mid 600 lb/ft range, which means instant performance for M5 & its Comp Pack, and its M8 will likely get to 60 in just 3 seconds. Also, they can put one in the 7 series, without relying on the lame M760 or the control output of Alpina, the 7, I mean the M7 should hit 60 in 3.3. Wouldn’t that be great…

  4. Cheslyn Owen says:

    They are both great cars, wouldnt mind having either one of them. The M5 Competition does look really good in Black, so Im leaning towards the BMW.

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