It is really fascinating to see how the guys over at Car and Driver spend their day, aside from getting the chance to drive some nice cars and write a review, this time they got three of the best car in their segment, of course they are all German, and put the against each other for a ferocious bullfight.
As may know, the E63 is the best E-class so far, and it really shows in this test, not only have they fixed the little problems that the C&D tester had last year, but they created a monster conceiled under a beautiful skin.
I don’t want to reveal anything, so go to Car and Driver and read the whole comparison test, or click on more to see it here.
Third Place: BMW M5
Highs: BMW competence and grace, V-10 top-end power, crisp six-speed gearbox.
Lows: Relentless stability-control meddling and, of course, iDrive dementia.
The Verdict: Outstanding dynamics diluted by tyrannical electronics.
Second Place: Audi S6
Highs: Unflappable poise on backroads, sweetest voice in a great choir, snazzy styling.
Lows: Underpowered for this mission, transmission has a mind of its own.
The Verdict: A fast and sexy sweetheart priced to near irresistibility.
First Place: Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
Highs: Major-league muscle, astounding agility, transmission actually does what it’s told.
Lows: COMAND control collective still confusing, new exterior a bit too familiar.
The Verdict: AMG finally delivers an Autobahn burner that also knows how to dance.
I am not even sure we should be surprised, the updated E63 has definitely been reworked to directly compete and win these kinds of comparison test against the M5 and S6. I do have to hand it to the S6, with 70hp less then the M5, and it still beat it, respect!