Can the Macan prevail with two-fewer cylinders under its bonnet?
If the United States has Ford and Chevrolet going at each other within Detroit, Michigan, there is a similar rivalry within Germany, too, and it's situated in Stuttgart. Both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche have their own strengths when it comes to their amazing cars, but the two companies are in a head-to-head matchup with their midsize SUVs.
Top Gear pits each of the marque's powerful SUVs – the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 in S trim and the Porsche Macan in its Performance Package – on a drag strip to see which one has the supremacy in a straight line race.
Gallery: 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 First Drive
First, let's drop the numbers here.
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S in the video employs a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 under its bonnet, capable of producing 503 bhp and 516 lb-ft of torque. With this amount of power coming out of its huge engine block, the 2,023-kilogram AMG GLC 63 can go from standstill to 62 miles per hour within 3.8 seconds.
The Porsche Macan, on the other hand, won't easily give against its Stuttgart rival. Donning its Performance Package trim, the Macan is powered by a 3.6-litre V6 mill under its bonnet, also with two turbos. Its power rating peaks at 434 bhp and 442 lb-ft of torque, which are noticeably less than what the Merc can produce. It has a bit of a weight advantage, though, as it's around 10 kg lighter than the rival, but we don't think it's advantageous enough as the Macan PP can only go from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds.
With these numbers laid out, do you think the Porsche Macan PP can prevail against the more powerful Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S? Watch the video on top of this page.
Source: Top Gear via Youtube