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:

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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    • Orbán Ferencz
      Orbán Ferencz

      rubbish... bmw m5 over amg?

      about 13 hours ago
    • majorlopez1992

      I want to know what one is more reliable. We all remember the last m5

      about 1 day ago
    • David Middleton
      David Middleton

      The E class can be an estate, which to me makes it more desirable to more people. Both outstanding cars though.

      about 5 days ago
    • camirocz

      Amg is more reliable .Bmw have so many issues.

      about 20 days ago
    • Audi RS
      Audi RS

      M5 any day

      about 1 month ago
    • Marius

      dude be looking like calvin harris

      about 2 months ago
    • Vusi Maseko
      Vusi Maseko

      German Engineering at its best.... Why do people compare the Merc E63s with the normal BMW M5?? I mean where does this leave the M5 Competition???Cos there's a Merc E63 which I thought would compete against the BMW M5 THEN,there's a Merc E63s which rivals the BMW M5 Competition(the most dynamic sports super sedan currently[for me]) ...Someone plz come to my aid!!!!!

      about 2 months ago
    • Has has
      Has has

      almost falling asleep

      about 2 months ago
    • JuanHZK

      This was so boring I rather watch my grandmother knit.

      about 2 months ago
    • Kasian Danila
      Kasian Danila

      Bmw m power 4 life

      about 2 months ago
    • Jacobite

      Mercedes and bench mark should never be heard in the same sentence Bench mark and BMW on the other hand sounds perfectly normal are you on drugs or something doughnut. Yes I can see it they are close.

      about 3 months ago
    • WLL L
      WLL L

      Excellent review gents, not biased but decisive.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mr Mysterious
      Mr Mysterious

      Two clowns should be reviewing circuses. Not cars.

      about 3 months ago
    • P Predmore
      P Predmore

      I think there was exhaust leaking into one of the cars cabin.

      about 3 months ago
    • sugarshamal

      The excitement oozing from this guys is infectious

      about 3 months ago
    • Steve Clements
      Steve Clements

      Going to watch some paint dry to liven things up..

      about 3 months ago
    • Damn Lildamn
      Damn Lildamn

      E63s for sure! Wouldn’t even get an m5 for free!

      about 3 months ago
    • Steve Thomas
      Steve Thomas

      M5 F90 is the better car imo having driven both. The E63S is too brutish, feels like a tank from the cockpit, not great on a daily basis.

      about 3 months ago
    • Puzzoozoo

      I'd rather have a Bentley Silver Spur.

      about 3 months ago
    • Steve Johnstone
      Steve Johnstone

      I thought I had narcolepsy after watching this, but I couldn’t tell as I was asleep

      about 3 months ago
    • chriswflee

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

      about 4 months ago
    • 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 4 months ago
    • Mitty Smith
      Mitty Smith

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

      about 4 months ago
    • Tunge

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

      about 5 months ago
    • Rich R
      Rich R

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

      about 5 months 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 5 months ago
    • Mr JKL
      Mr JKL

      Which one would be more reliable ?

      about 5 months ago
    • Kire Marinceski
      Kire Marinceski

      M5 is and always be the bench mark !!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Arabiantxn

      It's harsh ride, even in comfort,

      about 6 months ago


      about 6 months ago