Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Concept Photo Comparison: BMW F10 M5 vs. Audi RS6 vs. Mercedes E63 AMG

The super saloons, as our UK friends call them, are back together for a new photo comparison. Just days ago, BMW unveiled the new F10 BMW M5 Concept, the super-sporty luxury sedan that joins the 5 Series family later this year.

The new M5 also joins some tough competitors in the super sporty sedan segment. Mercedes-Benz brings to the table the E63 AMG, while Ingolstadt-based Audi throws into the fight the RS6. Official tech specs of the new M5 are unknown at the moment, but we know the F10 M5 will be powered by a new V8 TwinPower Turbocharged engine that is rumored to produce 560-565 horsepower. The engine is matted to a 7-speed M DCT with Drivelogic transmission. A manual transmission will most likely be offered as well.

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG has under the hood a 6.2 liter V8 naturally aspirated engine with 525 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. The V8 NA engine is matted to the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed.

Last, but not least, the Aud RS6 is powered by a twin-turbo 5.0 liter V10 engine with a whooping 580 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque.

BMW F10 M5 vs. Audi RS6 vs. Mercedes E63 AMG 1
BMW F10 M5 vs. Audi RS6 vs. Mercedes E63 AMG 2

Styling wise, each car has its own strengths and the choice can be quite subjective. So let’s just outline some of the design cues. The F10 BMW M5 builds atop the safer and more stylish design of the new 5 Series. The design language is easier on the eye than the previous E60 generation and the M5 enhances its aggressiveness to the M-specific levels.

The E63 AMG follows the recent design language from Mercedes with square design cues, double-headlamps and LEDs integrated in the front bumper. Just like the M5, the rear bumper sports the twin dual-exhausts, but shaped differently.

BMW F10 M5 vs. Audi RS6 vs. Mercedes E63 AMG 3

Audi RS6 is in our opinion in need of a redesign. The front-end is less aggressive than we would like to see and the car mostly stands out due to its amazing power. The front-end brings out the LEDs seen on all the recent Audis; same principle applies at the rear-end.

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