BMW M5 versus Mercedes E63 AMG at Dunsfold
James likes it. Stig likes it. But how does the new BMW M5 stack up to Merc's E63 AMG?
Posted: 10 Nov 2011
A delicious sense that a (literal) smokescreen of civility is concealing something more primal? In fact, isn’t the super saloon a metaphor for human society as a whole? Let’s not get carried away, this is only a car after all. But we like cars, so to us a new BMW M5 is A Big Deal. Especially now it’s mit turbos. We already know that James likes it very much indeed and that Stig won’t be parted from it until the tyres explode.
As a pair, they’re a brilliant barometer for the M5, representing the two extremes of potential owner and the two areas we expect the M5 to excel in. What’s needed now is something more direct, some help in defining just how successful BMW has been in taking the M5 forward. A rival.