Hey, you make sense of it. All the sedans in the video are rear wheel drive so it is somewhat of a fair game in a drag race. If you want to skip straight to the race go to the 12:55 mark in the video below.
Here is how the cars stack up on paper:
E6 AMG S: 585 horsepower 5.5 liter twin turbo M157 V8, MCT automatic, 4067 pound curb weight
M6 Grand Coupe: 560 horsepower 4.4 liter twin turbo S63TU V8, DCT dual clutch, 4299 pound curb weight
Jaguar XFR-S: 550 horsepower 5.0 liter supercharged V8, ZF automatic, 4380 pound curb weight
So the Jaguar is the heaviest and the least powerful. The weight for the E63 AMG S is hard to believe as that is roughly a 400 pound difference between it and the 4Matic 63 AMG S models tested in the United States. We do not put too much faith in Drive's weight testing procedures as they are likely quoting given weights.
Now Chris Harris takes these all out on the track but it's wet and provides no lap times so it amounts to nothing more than him babbling on and on about how they drift and feel. He actually even calls this almost irrelevant himself making for the most accurate piece of performance analysis he has ever done.
The M6 just flat out pulls away from the others. It's the fastest car in the comparison and that is impressive considering the raw muscle of the E63 AMG S M157 is routed to the rear wheels and it isn't carrying the 4Matic weight. The Jaguar lags a bit behind the other two but is obviously quite quick itself.
What were the times and trap speeds? Well, Drive did not provide them but at least provided some acceleration figures:
This is a victory due to the M6's transmission and of course its use in combination with the excellent S63TU V8. If you are not a believer in the dual clutch performance advantage and think Mercedes AMG has BMW beat in performance simply due to more displacement, guess again.