Mercedes Benz E Class Petrol/Diesel AT Vs Audi RS5 Petrol/Diesel AT

11th March 2015 IST by

Performance cars are manufactured by various renowned carmakers across the globe, but we would agree to the fact that Germans rule this segment. The two Germans - Audi and Mercedes-Benz introduced their special performance oriented RS5 and E63 AMG in the Indian market, respectively. The RS5 is a specialized version of the S5, which is a two-door version of the A5. On the other hand, the Mercedes E63 AMG is the performance oriented AMG-spec variant of the E-Class sedan.

Exterior and Interior Design- Mercedes Benz E63 AMG Vs Audi RS5

The Audi RS5 is basically a two-door sportscar. The front-fascia of the car features a massive grille that accommodates the four ring logo in the middle, flanked by popular Audi's rectangular units with LED inserts for the daytime running lamps. There are large air intakes that add to the aggressiveness of the RS5. The car has massive tyres and five-spoke alloy wheels. At the rear, the RS5 has massive oval exhausts and full LED tail-lamps. Talking about Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, the car gets a AMG-spec twin blade radiator grille in silver chrome and the A-wing at the front fascia. The AMG body kit also consists of distinct air outlet openings at the sides and the two sets of twin chrome tailpipes (AMG Sports Exhaust System).

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Vs Audi RS5
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Vs Audi RS5

The Audi RS5 is equipped with standard Audi interiors. It features aluminum accents, and new premium leather upholstery. The complete centre console is oriented towards the driver, while the doors and glove box get red inserts. The interiors of the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG get special treatment with lots of black upholstery and AMG sports seats. Also on offer is a black Nappa leather steering wheel rim with flattened top, while the bottom is finished in Alcantara.

Performance - Mercedes Benz E63 AMG Vs Audi RS5

The Audi RS5 is powered by a 4.2-litre V8 engine that churns out a maximum power output of 444bhp and a peak torque of 430Nm. This engine is coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox which sends power to Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system. The car accelerates to 100kmph from zero in mere 4.5 seconds, and is capable of hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph.

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Vs Audi RS5
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Vs Audi RS5

On the other hand, the powerful performance-oriented Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is propelled by a massive 5.5-litre biturbo V8 engine that is capable of producing 558PS of top power and 720Nm of peak torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels of the car via a seven-speed automatic gearbox. It takes just 4.2 seconds to clock 0-100kmph. Top speed, as in all performance models, is electronically limited to 250kmph.

Conclusion

It is quite difficult to find out which car is better between these two performance cars - Mercedes Benz E63 AMG and Audi RS5. But both the cars are fun to drive and it's up to an enthusiasts if he wants a slightly less powerful and more manageable car on city roads like the RS5 or a powerhouse like the E63 AMG.

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