Mercedes-AMG E 63S vs BMW M5 Competition: Spec Comparison

By Aditya Jadhav | on July 19, 2021

The Mercedes-AMG E 63S and the BMW M5 Competition have been launched in their updated avatars. Both premium sedans step into the same segment and have very similar performance figures.

In the first half of July 2021, we witnessed the launch of the two high-performance sedans, the Mercedes-AMG E 63S and the BMW M5 Competition. Both these sedans sport mechanical and cosmetic updates over their respective predecessors. There is a difference of Rs 8 lakh in their pricing, with the E 63S being on the more premium side. The two German sedans are powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine and have similar claimed 0 – 100km/hr timings. So, we pitch the two high-performance sedans against each other to see which one comes out on the top. 

Mercedes AMG E 63S Three Qurarter Shot

Engine

The BMW M5 Competition is powered by a 4.4-litre V8, whereas the Mercedes-AMG E 63S gets a 4.0-litre V8. The greater displacement in the M5 Competition results in higher power output than that of the E 63S. On the other hand, the Mercedes packs the torquier motor. There is a twin-turbo setup on offer with both V8s.

 

Mercedes-AMG E 63S

BMW M5 Competition

Engine

4.0-litre V8, Twin-Turbo

4.4-litre V8, Twin-Turbo

Power

603bhp

616bhp

Torque

850Nm

750Nm

Gearbox

9-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

0-100km/hr (claimed)

3.4 seconds

3.3 seconds

2021 BMW M5 Competition Front Three Quarter Static

Drivetrain

The M5 Competition and the E 63S are offered with an all-wheel-drive system from their respective manufacturers. The M5 Competition uses an eight-speed automatic transmission, whereas the E 63S gets a nine-speed multi-clutch automatic.

Cycle parts and Chassis

BMW offers goodies such as the M-sport differential and M-sport exhaust and adaptive (revised) suspension, borrowed from the M8 Gran Coupe. The carbon-ceramic brakes are an optional extra. BMW also confirms that the chassis has been updated and that work has been done to optimise the 50:50 weight distribution.

Mercedes AMG E 63S Rear Three Quarter Static

The Mercedes-AMG E 63S also gets a restyled fascia. Plus, engineers at BMW have reworked the aerodynamics of the car. The air intake has been optimised too. Mercedes-AMG also offers a carbon-ceramic brake setup.

Features

The feature list on the BMW includes a new 12.3-inch touchscreen system with the latest iDrive system, four-zone climate control, wireless phone charging, hands-free parking, and an optional 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system. The buyers can get ventilated seats with a massage function for an added price. Other optional features include rear-seat entertainment, sunroof, a 360-degree camera, soft-close doors, a HUD display, Silverstone, Aragon Brown and Black leather upholstery, and ambient lighting.

2021 BMW M5 Competition Rear Three Quarter Motion Shot

The Mercedes-AMG E 63S packs a head-up display, a Burmester 3D surround sound system, MBUX with an interior assist, and powered closing doors, to name a few. There are two sets of carbon fibre packages that you can choose from. 

2021 BMW M5 Competition Seats Cabin Details

Pricing

The BMW M5 Competition is priced at Rs 1.62 crore (ex-showroom). For the price, M5 Competition buyers can enrol in the BMW Excellence Club. The exclusive membership includes four main categories: bespoke travel, high life, grandstand, and other BMW privileges.

The Mercedes-AMG E 63S asks for Rs 1.7 crore (ex-showroom). The higher price tag gives you a newer looking sedan and power figures that are identical to its predecessor.

Mercedes Amg E 63S Dashboard

The Audi RS7 rivals the two high-performance sedans. The Audi RS7 hasn’t been included in the comparison as it sports a notchback body style. But if you’re in the market for a high-performance everyday car that will also let you clock impressive lap times on the track, you can very well consider the Audi RS7 along with the Mercedes-AMG E 63S and BMW M5 Competition.

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