recently, I brought a curious drag race between some of the SUV’s more powerful in the market. Today things change and we are witnessing a drag race between family vehicles. Although its mandate is to offer space and comfort that’s not to say that there are still some cars in this segment that are beyond a little bit of reason, and delivered benefits humungous.
Is the case of the Audi RS6 Avant and Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate, the two vehicles come face-to-face in the quarter mile. Under the bonnets of both specimens are two mechanical eight-cylinder. For the part of the Audi used the V8 TFSI 4.0-liter and the Mercedes has another V8 biturbo engine of 5.5 liters. The first one has the awd quattro, while the second is rear-wheel drive.
This last factor is crucial, because the four wheel drive give you a significant advantage in the first meters as we can see in the video. Logic would tell us that the Mercedes advantage by a larger engine that reaches 585 HP and 800 Nm, while the Audi is in 560 HP and 700 Nm of torque. But, what will be determinant of this difference of 25 HP in the race of acceleration?
apparently not. The brutal output of the Audi RS6 Avant, the test accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in about 3.5 seconds you get to leave behind the powerful Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate, which fails to overcome the disadvantage and end up biting the dust. The weight in this case is practically equal in both cases, two tons, so that it does not seem to be a decisive factor. By comparing prices, the RS6 costs 132.820 euros and the E63 S Estate part 142,000 euros.
Source – Top Gear
From 130.410 euro