It appears as if the Germans have discovered the correct recipe for making the perfect tremendous sedans on the planet. They’ve seemingly discovered that four.Zero-something liter twin-turbocharged V8s, automated gearboxes and all-wheel drive make up the recipe for an excellent sedan that launches like a ballistic missile. Every automobile on this Prime Gear drag race has such issues, the BMW M5, Porsche Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid and the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. However, extra importantly, which is quickest?
First, the specs. The BMW M5 sports activities a four.four liter twin-turbo V8 with 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The Mercedes-AMG E63 S will get a four.Zero liter twin-turbo V8 with 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid is a little bit of an outlier because it’s, effectively, a hybrid. It nonetheless packs a four.Zero liter twin-turbo V8 but it surely additionally will get an electrical motor and a few batteries that assist it make an astonishing 680 hp and 626 lb-ft. Although, it’s by far and away the heaviest of the trio due to it.
So, in a quarter-mile drag race, which is quickest? Off the road, it’s truly the AMG that jumps the opposite two, if solely by a bit. Nonetheless, then the Porsche takes the AMG and the lead, solely to have each overtaken by the BMW M5. After just a few yards, the BMW M5 begins to outpace the opposite two by a major margin after which simply pulls away, successful the drag race fairly handily.
So the automobile with the lease quantity of energy was in a position to win the quarter-mile drag race with relative ease. It simply goes to point out how brutal the M5’s acceleration is in any gear, at any pace. I’ve stated since driving it that it’s probably the most violently quick automobile I’ve ever pushed and this race solely reinforces that notion. It’s flipping quick.[Source: Top Gear]
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