[VIDEO] BMW M8 Takes on Audi R8 & Mercedes SL63 in Epic Race

In a fresh Carwow video, the latest Mercedes-AMG SL 63 goes head-to-head with its chief rivals: the BMW M8 and the Audi R8 Spyder. The race, spanning several rounds, was tightly contested. Despite less-than-perfect weather, the excitement was undiminished as Mat Watson and his crew faced the challenge of drag racing in the rain. Now, let’s delve into the details of these contenders!

The AMG SL 63, boasting a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, impressively delivers 585 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque. This remarkable machine also comes with a versatile all-wheel drive system paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission that can shift to rear-wheel drive for extra thrill. However, it’s heavier, tipping the scales at 2,048 kg. As for the price, it starts at a steep £172,000!

The BMW M8 Competition, another powerhouse, comes with a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. It churns out 625 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque. This model also includes an all-wheel drive system with a switchable mode for drifting, complemented by an 8-speed automatic transmission. Weighing in at 2,100kg, it’s heavier than the AMG but more affordable at £142,000.

Standing out in this lineup is the Audi R8 Spyder. It carries a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10, producing 620 horsepower and 580 Nm of torque. Its all-wheel drive system can send all power to the rear wheels and features a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The lightest of the trio at 1,695 kg, it’s also the most expensive, starting at £176,000.

The competition was tight on the track, but you’ll need to watch the video for the final results! Despite its heftier weight than the R8 and having slightly less power than the M8 and R8, the AMG SL 63 showed commendable performance. The damp conditions also played a role in the outcome.

But performance isn’t the sole factor; design holds equal importance. Considering this, which would you choose? The sleek Audi R8 Spyder, the sophisticated BMW M8, or the bold AMG SL 63?

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