Even with 750 hp on tap, the M6 couldn't keep up with the Benz.
The Mercedes-AMG E63 S is an absolute monster of a sedan. With its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 rated at 612 horsepower and 626 lb-ft of torque, the four-door supercar can sprint to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. To prove just how much of a performance machine this really is, one owner took his ride to the drag strip and squared up against its two Teutonic rivals in the form of the BMW M6 and Audi RS7. However, while the Merc was stock, both the Bimmer and Audi had been tuned to deliver 750 hp.
With well over 100 hp of extra oomph at their disposal, you’d think the E63 would have been blown away by the tuned German heavyweights. But you’d be wrong. At least when it came to the BMW.
Against the Audi, the E63 managed the quarter mile in 11.206 seconds at 124 mph and the half-mile in 17.669 seconds at 152 mph. Against the M6, the Benz clocked a quarter-mile time of 11.317 secs at 124.5 mph and the half-mile in 17.595 secs at 152.9 mph. In contrast, the M6, packing Evotech’s Stage 2 kit, took 11.717 secs at 127.9 mph to reach the quart-mile mark, and 17.898 seconds at 156.53 mph to reach the half-mile finish line. The Audi was the clear winner, with the RS7 benefiting from a GoshaTurboTech GTT750 power kit, clocking the quarter-mile in 10.591 secs at 133.18 mph and half mile in 16.679 secs at 162.68 mph.