Features

Mercedes AMG GT vs Porsche 911 and rivals - 5 AMG GT rivals: BMW M6

You might not consider the BMW as a direct rival to the AMG GT, but the fact of the matter is it’s a 552bhp two-door sports car worth over £90,000. Its performance figures and pricing therefore place it directly alongside the Merc, with buyers swayed by German badge snobbery especially likely to consider this as a direct rival. 

It’s amongst the most comfortable on this list too, thanks in part to being based on the 6-series, meaning it’s not an out-and-out sports car from the off. But with a 4.1sec 0-62 dash thanks to a twin-turbod 4.4-litre V8, the two-door coupe is incredibly capable as a cruiser or serious point-to-point weapon.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and SAVE 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £20!

 Where the Beemer loses ground is all to do with its hefty 1850kg kerbweight – you can really sense the mass when pushing. The transition from under- to oversteer is sharp, and handling is therefore not so confidence inspiring when driving at ten tenths. The M6 is therefore more comfortable being driven at eight tenths with the electronic stability systems left on, ensuring it'll always lose out to properly honed sports cars.

We can't forget the Audi R8...

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/used-cars/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
27 Mar 2020
Visit/porsche/911-turbo/202379/new-porsche-911-turbo-gains-lightweight-and-sport-packages
Porsche 911 Turbo

New Porsche 911 Turbo gains Lightweight and Sport packages 

The 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo hasn’t been with us for long, but a raft of packages and optional extras are already in the pipeline
26 Mar 2020
Visit/corvette/202016/1200bhp-hennessey-c8-corvette-shown-testing-on-video
Corvette

1200bhp Hennessey C8 Corvette shown testing on video

The C8 Corvette has only just hit showrooms, but Hennessey Performance already has big plans...
26 Mar 2020
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019