The classic German trio battle it out on the drag strip

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Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi form one of the greatest rivalries in the automotive industry that’s probably responsible for some very important advances in terms of dynamics and technology.

But this video isn’t about that. Well, not exactly. It’s more of a direct battle between the three, with the BMW as the common denominator – the only car that actually goes into head to head duels with both the others.

We should make it very clear at this point that these are not standard cars. The stock BMW M4 has 431 hp and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. On the other hand, the Audi involved here, the RS7, is even quicker: 3.9 seconds thanks to its 560 hp 4.0 V8 engine and quattro all wheel drive system, which should prove very useful in a drag race. The Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe, on the other hand, sits right in the middle with its 6.2 V8 unit developing 457 hp.

These numbers, though, lose all relevance in the current scenario. The cars from Stuttgart and Ingolstadt both pack 700 hp, while the BMW has to make do with “just” 560 of them. On the other hand, it’s got the smallest block (3 liter straight six) and it’s the lightest car here, so it should make things interesting.

What am I talking about, drag races are always interesting….

So, curios to find out who the winner is? Have a look:

It’s clear how the four wheel drive system works in favor of the Audi, also helped by the lightning quick reaction of the driver in the first race against the BMW. The Bavarian somehow catches up afterwards and finishes first, but only by a lick of paint.

The second drag race, against the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe is a lot closer throughout the whole one kilometer run, but there’s no doubt about the winner. The extra 140 hp of the C 63 AMG Coupe were enough to make it the king of this three-way drag competition.

One Comment

  • Rostislav says:

    6,2 atmo V8 was the best engine from AMG. 10 – 15 simple races with biturbo and owner can change turbocharger system