Audi RS7 Sportback vs Mercedes-AMG GT63 S
Two German V8 titans go up against each other
Mercedes-AMG’s GT 63 S and Audi’s RS7 Sportback represent the ultimate in luxury performance from these two Germanic automakers.
And while both have a very similar coupe-like body shape, the Mercedes is priced significantly more than the Audi. While Audi South Africa has yet to reveal pricing for the upcoming RS7 (which is slated to land in Mzansi in early 2021), it is expected to be priced around the R2 million mark. The AMG meanwhile, has been on sale in South Africa for some time and carries a sticker price of a whopping R3 174 320.
Make no mistake about it, both of these machines are absolutely gorgeous from any angle, and have a world-class interior to match its dramatic exterior. And while they have their coupe-like aerodynamic shape in common, they have another commonality. They both draw propulsion from a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8, paired with an all-wheel-drive system.
The RS7 uses a very high-tech V8 motor, as it features a mild-hybrid system to produce 441kw and 800nm. It also uses a conventional Quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system. The AMG meanwhile, uses a hot-vee setup and outputs 470kw and 900nm, paired with a trick all-wheel-drive system that can switch between an RWD-drift-mode and an all-wheel-drive mode.
Both are lightning quick, with some publications testing the RS7 running from 0-100kph in just 3.38 seconds. AMG meanwhile claims that the GT 63 S will blitz the 0-100kph sprint in just 3.2 seconds.
Despite the Audi tipping the scales a few kilograms less than the AMG, the result of this race is sadly a forgone conclusion.