It is not very often we get to see three extraordinary sports cars riding head-to-head in a cool drive which highlights their exquisite characteristics, from head to toe. And what better way to portrait the exceptional driving capabilities and fine aerodynamics than turning against each other the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, Porsche Panamera Turbo and the Mercedes-AMG S63?
Autocar has put those three head-to-head thanks to their similarities in design, interior tweaks, advanced architecture and sheer performance under the hood. It can all be admired in the video below. Enjoy it, but not before we took a closer look at all three`s main highlights.
First off, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe comes fitted with the Competition Package which indicates improve boost from the start. We are looking here at a pure BMW product with an evolutionary design and advanced chassis, with a massive 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood, which produces no less than 600 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, being sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed DCT. That allows a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.
On the other hand, Porsche`s new Panamera Turbo is well-known for its exceptional capabilities and innovations in the engine world. The sports car comes with an upgraded 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, with 550 horsepower, being sent to all wheels via a high-performance ZF eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, which is magnificent.
Last but not least, the Mercedes-AMG S63 is another monster when it comes to raw power. This one here features a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, churning out 577 horsepower and sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. The car`s automatic transmission also sends the power to all wheels.
So, we have got the official performance figures, which place our beloved BMW M6 Gran Coupe third place. It remains to see if those official figures on paper have anything to do with what we will experience on the track. Enjoy the video!