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Drag race: Mercedes-AMG SLS Black Series vs BMW M3 Competition

November 13, 2021 by

Can a 4 door family saloon really be as quick as a full blown specialist AMG sports car? In today’s drag race we find out.

Lining up first we have a Mercedes-AMG SLS Black Series. It has a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 producing 631hp and 635nm of torque. This is delivered in true AMG style to the rear wheels only through a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. It weighs in at 1,550kg.

Representing the saloon, we have a BMW M3 Competition. Its 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six kicks out 510hp and 650nm of torque. Power goes through an 8-speed automatic gearbox to the rear wheels. It’s heavier than the Mercedes, coming in at 1,730kg.

So can you rule the drag strip and take the whole family along for the ride? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.