Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid station wagon drag race vs Mercedes-AMG E63 SNovember 4, 2019
British carwow bloggers duel German high-performance two-wheeled vehicles – station wagons Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid and Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate. Rivals fought in three disciplines – starting from a standstill, accelerating from a speed of 80 kilometers per hour and braking from 113 kilometers per hour.
By factory characteristics, the station wagons are close: both are stably included in the list of the fastest serial “cars”, both are all-wheel drive and are equipped with 4.0-liter “biturbo eights”.
Under the hood, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is an electrified powerplant consisting of a 550-horsepower V8 with a torque of 770 Nm and a 136-horsepower electric motor with a peak torque of 400 Nm. Protecting the eight-speed PDK preselective robotized gearbox, Porsche engineers limited the total output to 680 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque. Although the acceleration of 0-100 kilometers per hour takes 3.4 seconds, hybridization increased the weight of the Panamera to 2,325 kilograms.
Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Estate is devoid of an electric motor and weighs 1995 kilograms. The station wagon gives out 612 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque, which allows you to accelerate from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.5 seconds. Both two-volume equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes, which allows you to objectively compare the effectiveness of deceleration.
At a quarter mile distance, two duelists shared 0.2 seconds – less than the car body. When starting from 50 mph, the key role was played by the agility of the transmission.
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