Battle of Monsters
With a combined bhp of 1152 Horsepower between these two German beasts, the Going Gets easy.
2014 BMW M5 Competition Package
The BMW M5, by way of contrast, was for drivers. Quick and pulse-quickening, yet delicate and in love with the notion of finesse. Masterful in accepting inputs and its controls, fluid in its movements, all the while retaining enough refinement and sophistication to fully satisfy and delight the banking/orthodontic set. The M5, you see, is what God would drive if he/she were into driving cars. The new BMW M5, and specifically the new-for-2014 M5 Competition Package, is a more hardcore version of the already pretty extreme F10 M5. Goodies include a bump in horsepower from 560 to 575 (torque remains flat at 500 lb-ft) from the re-chipped 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 and a heavily revised suspension (bushings, springs, dampers, sway bars) that make this car drive nearly as good as the M6 Gran Coupe.
2014 Mercedes Benz E63 AMG S
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model is a monster. Under the bulging hood sits a nicely juiced-up version of the now-familiar M157 AMG engine. It's 5.5 liters in displacement, has two turbochargers fitted directly to the exhaust headers, and fills the combustion chamber with direct-injected gasoline at 2000 psi. Such a motor, especially in the new S Model tune, creates 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Of course those power numbers are GMFN, or German Minimum Fantasy Numbers. Meaning that we stuck this particular gray example on K&N Engineering's dynamometer and discovered that the M157 in this car churns out 541 wheel-horsepower and 508 lb-ft of torque. As the S Model E63 is AWD, and since you typically factor in a drivetrain loss for AWD cars of 20 percent (the transmission and drive shafts tend to suck a lot of power), the actual crank numbers on this car are much closer to 676 hp and 636 lb-ft of torque. That's enough to propel the 4511-pound sedan to 60 mph in a crazy quick 3.4 seconds and through the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at 121.8 mph. That's one big hammer.