Drag race: BMW M3 Touring vs Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate

February 16, 2024 by

Mat’s taken a fancy to the BMW M3 Touring today. Under the bonnet is a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged straight-six with 510hp and 650Nm of torque, powering all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It’s pretty heavy for a 3 Series, tipping the scales at 1,865kg. It’s also quite expensive at £87,825.

Going head-to-head with the BMW is the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. It’s packing a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 with 612hp and 850Nm of torque. Like the BMW it has all-wheel drive, and this car has a nine-speed multi-clutch gearbox. It’s also a bit heavier than the BMW at 1,940kg. In terms of price, this 2019 car is worth just over £80,500 today, however it was worth around £110,000 when it was new.

It may look like the BMW M3 Touring is on the back foot here, but it’s already proved its metal against the Audi RS6 Avant on the Carwow drag strip. Let’s see if it can pull the same stunt again today. Make sure you watch the video to see the results!

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