Pic Of The Week: E63 AMG Takes On M5 And XFR
Super-saloons shining in the Spanish sun(set). Smashing
the new M5.
Which, as far s super-saloon group tests go, rather re-writes the form book. In fact, we reckon that the giving of the nod to the E63 AMG (now with 5.5-litre twin-turbo power, remember, just like the M5), is quite an historic victory for the big Merc, no matter how slender the margin - and it is a skin-of-teeth type victory.
As for the Jaguar? Well, it comes in third place but is by no means disgraced (and quite right, too).
But as well as a no-doubt controversial verdict, the group test in this week's issue of Autocar also allows us to present you with this rather pretty picture. You can see more of them, and read more about the whys and wherefores of the test, by downloading Autocar's digital edition (or by going to an actual shop to buy an actual, printed copy - we hear such things are still possible...)
E60 M5 = lairy V10 that car hacks declare is amazing for that 1 day of the year and not good enough the other 364........................
F10 M5 = Brilliant (Better than the merc indeed) 364 days of the year but we want it to be brilliant on the special 1 day!
Cant really win can they!
Side point: Can't wait for the M6 to come as its apparently 15% more focussed in every area than the M5. Should be a corker
Oh - and my e28 M5 is perfect what ever day it is! Can't beat the daddy!
The Merc and BMW seem to lack soul.