Can the new Audi S5 beat the Mercedes-AMG C 43 in a straight line? This is probably the question many AMG aficionados have already put to themselves. The answer is finally here.
The quarter mile. Hardly a yardstick for us Europeans, but definitely a big thing in the US. Hence, the AutoExpress test which pits the brand new Audi S5 Coupe against the Chevy Camaro SS and our personal favorite Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe.
Yes, we are talking about 367 PS in the Mercedes-AMG C 43 corner, 354 PS for the Audi S5 and a whopping 455 PS in the Camaro. Power is nothing without control, one famous tag line used to say. Nothing can be more true of this fight, with Chevy’s heavy 6.2-liter V8 reducing Camaro’s chances to win in the company of two lighter, more agile V6s.
Can the C 43 make good use of its 4MATIC all-wheel drive with rear-biased torque distribution of 31 to 69 percent and the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adaptive variable damping in three stages? Sprinting from a standstill to 100 km/h only takes 4.7 seconds on the car’s way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. READ MORE ABOUT THE C 43 HERE.
Which coupe is fastest in the quarter mile run? FIND OUT YOURSELF IN THE VIDEO BELOW.