The new BMW M5 is a terrific sports saloon. Or super saloon. Or sports sedan. Call it what you will: it's a big four-door executive car with a stonky twin-turbocharged V8 making shed loads of power, which it puts it through all four wheels - unless you stick it in rear-drive mode, in which case it only puts it through the rear wheels, obvs. Subscribe now: smarturl.it/autocar

And if that sounds familiar, that's because it's exactly what the Mercedes-AMG E63 saloon does too: what with its four-door body, luxurious executive car interior, twin-turbocharged V8 engine and four-wheel drive with the option of rear ... well, you get the idea.

But which of these big saloons is best? Both as an everyday executive car, but also as an enjoyable car to drive. Step forward Autocar's two video-ready testers, as we find out which you should have: BMW M5 or Mercedes-AMG E63 S.

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Watch next:
- Autocar Car of the Year 2017: automobilrevue.net/v/VHhjeHJuc29MYVE&t=2s
- BMW M5 tested: automobilrevue.net/v/c1FKZEgyVl9rZGs&t=1s
- E63 drifted: automobilrevue.net/v/Q3VrQm9uSmh6VFE&t=1s

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Comments

    • chriswflee
      chriswflee

      It's like watching two blokes on rocking chairs talking about Les Miserables....

      about 21 day ago
    • Sandy
      Sandy

      Dragy's all time fastest 0-60 runs lists 35 verified runs under 2.0 secs. 18 of those 35 records are held by Nissan GT-Rs. 0 are Mercedes. Dragy proves, irrefutably, that there is only one supercar in the world today, and nothing else can touch it. Nissan towers over all other makes, they utterly dominate every speed category and no other manufacturer even registers. Thats the hard data, everything else amounts to pussies whining about losing.

      about 25 days ago
    • Mitty Smith
      Mitty Smith

      Blah blah blah blah blah, these two need to change their profession

      about 29 days ago
    • Tunge
      Tunge

      both cars are awesome .. but I'll choose the M5

      about 1 month ago
    • Rich R
      Rich R

      Mercedes are the old peoples car. Drive the 2019’s.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jerome p
      Jerome p

      I would rather have the AMG over the M5 the sound and the aggressiveness of the car I like the M5 too but nah I would choose the Mercedes Benz

      about 1 month ago
    • Mr JKL
      Mr JKL

      Which one would be more reliable ?

      about 1 month ago
    • Kire Marinceski
      Kire Marinceski

      M5 is and always be the bench mark !!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Arabiantxn
      Arabiantxn

      It's harsh ride, even in comfort,

      about 2 months ago
    • DİNÇER EĞİLMEZ
      DİNÇER EĞİLMEZ

      MERHABA ARKADAŞLAR KOLAY GELSİN MERCEDES BENZ E. AMĞ SUPER 😍

      about 2 months ago
    • Robert Ortega
      Robert Ortega

      Worst video ever
      This review put me to sleep
      My Prius is way more exciting

      about 2 months ago
    • Red Ash
      Red Ash

      Most boring car review award goes to these two..

      about 2 months ago
    • WolfHeart
      WolfHeart

      It's a matter of taste, I drove different BMWs and different Benz's. Both has good interiors, Benz is probably more reliable, bot exterior looks are beautiful. With all that I find BMWs more exciting. And less pricy 😜

      about 2 months ago
    • stockton walker
      stockton walker

      The white interior on the M5 and how the seats look are amazing

      about 2 months ago
    • JELH
      JELH

      I'd be happy behind the wheel of any of these cars, really. I don't know why BMW and MB fanboys keep bickering about.

      about 2 months ago
    • MP Power
      MP Power

      Amg all day 💯

      about 2 months ago
    • Victor Lundgren
      Victor Lundgren

      Who tf specs these cars?

      about 2 months ago
    • darwandoo
      darwandoo

      wait 3 years and save 40,000 USD

      about 2 months ago
    • tariqrashid1000
      tariqrashid1000

      Don't agree

      about 3 months ago
    • Lawrence Twala
      Lawrence Twala

      M5 is and will always be the benchmark in this segment and so is M3. Merc S Class is a benchmark to the rest

      about 3 months ago
    • Raj Bhalerao
      Raj Bhalerao

      A hot lap at the end would be great

      about 3 months ago
    • Kudziginah Gabriel
      Kudziginah Gabriel

      I have both a merc e63s and bmw m5 they are all good in different ways but the e63s is far much better....

      about 3 months ago
    • Ahmed Farag
      Ahmed Farag

      Boooooring..... Great cars reviewed by two sleeping pills.

      about 4 months ago
    • k9any
      k9any

      I'd have the Merc

      about 4 months ago
    • Marcelo Gomes
      Marcelo Gomes

      E63 Theo best!!!

      about 4 months ago
    • Seth- my sis digs her nose and eats boogers
      Seth- my sis digs her nose and eats boogers

      Like bmw
      Comment mercedes

      about 4 months ago
    • Bojan Kis
      Bojan Kis

      My god you two are boring!!!

      about 5 months ago
    • avas playtime
      avas playtime

      I wander why they didn't whisper on each other ears the whole conversation

      about 5 months ago
    • Attila Horvath
      Attila Horvath

      Car reviewers need to stop describing vehicles as "special" because it's meaningless.

      about 5 months ago
    • Leveraged
      Leveraged

      These guys act like they’re attending a tax seminar

      about 6 months ago