Video: Tesla Model S P85D Vs Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Drag Race

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This is a classic battle between old school and the next generation of automobiles. A drag race between the traditional internal combustion engine and a electric powered car.

The cars that are racing is a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S and the Tesla Model S P85D. Before we get on to who the winner is, let's take a look at what the cars have under the hood.

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S:

  • 5.5-liter V8
  • Biturbo
  • 585 hp
  • 800 Nm torque
  • 7-speed sports transmission
  • 0 - 62 mph: 3.6 seconds
  • Top speed: 250 km/h (Electronically Limited)
  • AWD

Tesla Model S P85D:

  • Two electric motors
  • 691 hp
  • 0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds
  • Top speed: 155 mph
  • AWD

Both the cars are identically matched, except for the engine. Now, lets take a look at what happens when the 5.5-litre biturbo V8 takes the dual electric motor on a drag strip.

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Story first published: Friday, January 30, 2015, 14:04 [IST]
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