The latest BMW M5, Jaguar XFR, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Porsche Panamera S all have lots of things in common. They all have four doors, V8 engines underhood, hail from high-end European automakers known for luxury and performance and can all be had for a wee bit under $100,000.

But which one is fastest?

Well, that depends on how you're planning to measure speed. Do you mean top speed? The time it takes to circle a given race track? Or do you mean in a drag race, the quintessential way to compare a car's ability to accelerate in a straight line?

If that's the case, you'll find your answer in the video after the break. You'll see each of the aforementioned automobiles lined up against one another, racing flat-out over the distance of 1,000 meters.

Who wins? Hit the jump to find out.



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 164 Comments
      el aventador
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's kinda funny that they chose top of the line everything, except for the Panamera. They were really looking for sub 100k huh.
      Rotation
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tell me I didn't read "supercar" there. Truly the word has no meaning at all anymore.
      QAZZY
      • 3 Years Ago
      That M5 is fast, but I have to hand it to the Panamera for (mostly) keeping up with a 100hp deficiency (150 to E63 and M5).
        Evan McMiller
        • 3 Years Ago
        @QAZZY
        That awd, the DPK gearbox, and the lighter weight really help it out. Great car.
      Greenlightracer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmm, I'd take almost any German car over a POS Cadillac any day.
      David J. Bernstein
      • 3 Years Ago
      People need to stop talking about the CTS-V. This is a European test conducted with cars that actually SELL in Europe. Cadillacs don't sell in Europe. I don't even think the CTS-V is offered there in what few Cadillac dealers there are over there. My guess is that you have to import one if you want one - and nobody in Europe lusts after a Cadillac. Cadillac is dead in Europe. They shouldn't even be there. Focus on the US market first, then expand overseas. Cadillac in Europe is a drain on GM resources IMO.
        Hazdaz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David J. Bernstein
        The CTS-V is in fact sold in Europe (try checking the Euro site before you post next time). I also find your comment comical, at best. So how is Cadillac going to increase its Euro sales if the magazines that cover the cars available on the continent aren't even including it in comparos? Did you think that the BMWs and M-Bs of the industry became household names in the US overnight? Caddy's sales are of course tiny in Europe now but they have to start somewhere. Clearly there is a bunch of ignorance as to whether its being sold there - your post is a perfect example- so Evo and other mags should be the ones educating their readership that there is in fact a Yankee alternative. Not to include it under the guise that this is a Euro-only test is both arrogant and stupid and does Evo-readers a disservice in not showing them alternatives to the same-old, same-old players in this field.
      _M7_
      • 3 Years Ago
      ohhhhh what a shameeeee NA engine beat the hell out 2 "charged" engines ....merc engine sucks! ..."heil to the might NA BMW engine"
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Were all those automatics? Hell throw in a CTS-V with a REAL transmission and it'll destroy every last one of those cars. To be honest though, I'm surprised the Porsche was in back.
        me
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        You might think the CTS-V would win and be surprised that the Porsche would lose if you were some kind of retard and didn't know how to read the wealth of information on each of these cars (which can be found through the magic of Google).
          me
          • 3 Years Ago
          @me
          You were downvoted because you were wrong on both of your original points. New M5 and E63 are both faster than CTS-V.
          IBx27
          • 3 Years Ago
          @me
          Downvoted for the truth. Also after looking at other comments, the Panamera tested was not the top-trim I thought it was. All the reviews for the turbo say it's fast and ugly.
      ferps
      • 3 Years Ago
      should be a Panamera Turbo, IMHO.
      Random Guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      good video.. would have been better if the CTS-V and Audi were in there...a lot better.....
      Jason
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry, BMW is V6 as well but as stated Twin Turboed
      Jossue Rivera
      • 3 Years Ago
      CTS-V: Where art thou?
        BobbyD
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jossue Rivera
        It won before it started so they didn't need to show it.
        TruthHertz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jossue Rivera
        "hail from high-end European automakers" It's called reading comprehension. Last I checked, Lansing Michigan isn't located in Europe, nor GM headquarters.
        bytor42
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jossue Rivera
        That's the first thing I thought, too.
        NissanGTR
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jossue Rivera
        or highend
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      The King does his job. ///M
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        Says the BMW fanboy. Guess what... BMW still doesn't have the only 500+hp NA V10.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          But it's true, BMW ///M5 and ///M3 really are the standards to which every other hi po sports sedan is measured. They are royalty.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          [blocked]
          Georg
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          @Krishan RS4 4.2l V8 420hp 8250rpm 430Nm.n/a.introduced in 2005 M3 4.0l V8 420hp 8300rpm 400Nm n/a introduced in 2008 who set the standarts?
          me
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          @Georg M3 3.2L I6 333hp 8000 rpm, introduced in 2001. Thanks.
    • Load More Comments