The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat vs the Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon is a battle for the final word grocery getter

by Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 03: 11

Arising with a automobile that may each provide the final driver satisfaction and be a usable each day driver is a tall order. Or no less than it was. The 2 contenders in immediately’s drag race show that nothing is unattainable. The YouTube channel Sam CarLegion has organized for the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon to throw down on the drag strip and see, which is the final word grocery getter.

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Nonetheless, aerodynamics depend for extra on the later half of the race

Regardless of its distinctive launch, the Durango’s tall stature performed towards it

The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is quite a lot of automobile, so it wants quite a lot of engine with a view to tackle the AMG E63 S. The total-size SUV is supplied with a 6.2-liter Hellcat V-8 engine. The pushrod unit develops 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet (875 Nm). All this hits the bottom by means of a ZF eight-speed computerized and all-wheel drive. Nonetheless, there’s no hiding the truth that the Durango SRT weighs in at a whopping 5,334 kilos (2,419 kg).

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Mercedes has a a lot smaller V-8, but it surely greater than makes up for it

The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 places down 603 hp and 327 lb/ft

Mercedes’ AMG E63 S might be the quickest station wagon presently on sale. It has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 that makes 603 horsepower and 627 pound-feet (850 Nm). They hit the bottom by means of a 9G-Tronic nine-speed computerized and Mercedes’ all-wheel-drive system. Though lighter than the Dodge, the “Merc” nonetheless weighs in at a hefty 4,683 kilos (2,124 kg). That mentioned, the E63 S has a a lot decrease silhouette than the massive SUV, so aerodynamics might be the decisive issue.

The 2 machines make three runs from a dig and one 50 km/h (31 mph) rolling race. In regular mode, the Durango SRT Hellcat rockets off the road, however as suspected, the lighter, extra aerodynamic Mercedes catches it ultimately. In Sport mode (Monitor mode for the Dodge), the Mercedes launches far more aggressively, giving it the lead a lot earlier within the race.

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These two show that grocery getters will be thrilling

The three-row Hellcat SUV takes on the extra sensible model of AMG’s Autobahn missile

For the rolling race (additionally in Sport/Monitor mode), the Supercharged V-8 showcases its superior response to the German twin-turbo V-8, by merely vanishing from the digital camera view. You wouldn’t assume {that a} 5,334-pound SUV would have the ability to transfer the best way the Durango SRT Hellcat did. Nonetheless, as earlier than, the extra “slippery” Mercedes overtook it and gained. The video finishes with the third race from a dig and the outcomes are much like the primary ones.

Regardless, the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat proves that SUVs shouldn’t be underestimated when speaking about straight-line efficiency. Furthermore, it proved it may sustain with a correct Autobahn missile. It additionally prices much less, at $82,500 vs $113,000 (beginning value). Watch the video beneath and tell us what you assume. Which one do you assume is a greater grocery getter?

Dim Angelov

Dim Angelov

Born in 1992, I come from a household of motoring fanatics. My ardour for automobiles was awoken on the age of six, once I noticed a Lamborghini Diablo SV in {a magazine}. After highschool I earned a grasp’s diploma in advertising and a Grasp of Arts in Media and Communications. Over time, I’ve practiced and turn out to be expert in precision driving and so far have take a look at pushed greater than 250 automobiles throughout the globe. Over time, I’ve picked up fundamental mechanical information and have even taken half within the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Sort and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Dash. These days, I’ve taken a elaborate to automotive pictures, and whereas fashionable automobiles are my main ardour, I even have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, warfare historical past, craft beer, historic weapons, and automobile restoration. In time, I plan my very own traditional automobile restoration and hope to earn my racing certificates, after which I count on to ascertain my very own racing workforce.  Learn full bio

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