BMW M8 GC Vs RS6 Vs E63 S Vs Panamera Drag Race
When it comes to building family carriers with rival supercar performance, no one can match German automakers who all build luxury vehicles with truly impressive performance. While many of these competitors have similar engines and transmissions, the engineering and performance can differ significantly as we’ll see in a minute thanks to the team-led drag racing at Carwow.
Our first competitor comes to us from BMW and is a derivative of the ever growing range of BMW models. The M8 Gran Coupé is a sedan version of the BMW M8 coupe and replaces the old M6 Gran Coupé, which just wasn’t big enough. The M8 GC is powered by BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine which produces an output of 600 horsepower (447 kW) and torque of 553 lb-ft (750 Nm). Power is channeled through an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission built by ZF and ultimately sent through an all-wheel drive system.
Then we have the Audi RS6 which is used in a nice station wagon body style. Powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 590 horsepower (439 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque, the RS6 can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. There is also a 48-volt mild hybrid system used to recover power and aid in the efficiency of transmission performance. Power is channeled through an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission and finally Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system.
The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo S E-Hybrid may have one of the longest names in the auto industry, but there’s a good reason for the badge paragraph. This sensational wagon contains one of the most impressive powertrains ever installed in a road car. It combines a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with a smart hybrid system, which is good for a combined output of 677 hp (504 kW) and 626 lb-ft of torque (848 Nm). Power is transmitted through Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system.
Finally, we have the Mercedes E63 AMG station wagon which is sort of the lightest and most affordable car of the bunch. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 produces 603 horsepower (450 kW) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque which is channeled through AMG’s 9-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system that can be upgraded to rear wheel. Driving mode.
So who wins this drag race? Well watch the video and let carwow show you firsthand which of these high performance luxury rockets is the fastest.