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    • Tuned M275 twin turbo V12 W221 S65 AMG beats up on an E60 M5 from a stop and from a roll

      This is a serious mis-match but still fun to see. The S65 AMG with its M275 twin turbo V12 puts out some serious power in stock form and gets really mean with a good tune. A stock E60 M5 and a stock S65 AMG would be a pretty good race but as you see in the video below an aggressive tune on the S65 AMG and it is game over for the M5. From a stop or from a roll it doesn't matter, once 3rd to 4th gear hits the S65 AMG is flat out gone.


      For this to even be interesting the E60 M5 would need a serious tune and exhaust system including headers. The M5 does surprisingly well using launch control in the run from a stop but once into 4th gear the S65 pulls away again. Cool to see how potent that M275 V12 is against what is not a slow car in the M5.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Kreissieg M5 (E60) vs Tuned S65 AMG started by TZ04XJR View original post
      Comments 12 Comments
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Damn son... That S is just flat gone, kid is getting murdered out there.
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        For real.. Benz must have been late to a board meeting. Lol
      1. PhilaE55's Avatar
        PhilaE55 -
        Nasty....
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        That TT V12 is a phuckin beast
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        That M5 sounds really good!
      1. fast4door's Avatar
        fast4door -
        thats what 720hp vs 535 hp will do..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        This is a serious mis-match but still fun to see. The S65 AMG with its M275 twin turbo V12 puts out some serious power in stock form and gets really mean with a good tune. A stock E60 M5 and a stock S65 AMG would be a pretty good race but as you see in the video below an aggressive tune on the S65 AMG and it is game over for the M5. From a stop or from a roll it doesn't matter, once 3rd to 4th gear hits the S65 AMG is flat out gone.

        Click here to enlarge

        For this to even be interesting the E60 M5 would need a serious tune and exhaust system including headers. The M5 does surprisingly well using launch control in the run from a stop but once into 4th gear the S65 pulls away again. Cool to see how potent that M275 V12 is against what is not a slow car in the M5.

      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        A stock S65 would still murder a stock M5, when my 135i was tuned I would be even with E60 M5s but still got absolutely destroyed by a stock S65.
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        to be real though... i've only seen 2 s65's in my entire life and I live in DC lol.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        A stock S65 would still murder a stock M5, when my 135i was tuned I would be even with E60 M5s but still got absolutely destroyed by a stock S65.
        They should be really close, an M5 shouldn't be getting destroyed by this car... They have nearly identical amounts of BHP/ton, nearly same 0-160 km/h and run nearly the same quarter mile. Looking at various videos - it's about 50/50 ratio of which one wins, meaning it's more the driver.

        The SL is very heavy - regardless of the beastly engine.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        A stock S65 would still murder a stock M5, when my 135i was tuned I would be even with E60 M5s but still got absolutely destroyed by a stock S65.
        Don't know about murder.
      1. SleepersOwn's Avatar
        SleepersOwn -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Don't know about murder.
        Indeed. The race between the W220 S65 and the M6 had the S barely putting a car on it. The S won but, not by a margin shown here.

        Good vid. Nice to see fast boats.