Is A £90k Mercedes-AMG E63 S Really 10 Times Better Than A £9k Dacia?

It’s David versus Goliath in CarWow’s latest video, which puts together two very different cars against each other: the estate versions of the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and Dacia Logan.

In Britain, the former can be had from around  £90,000 and the latter in MCV (wagon) from close to  £9,000, while the tested cars here are priced at about  £110,000 or the equivalent of $148,000 for the Mercedes and  £11,000 or $14,800 for the Dacia.

You might say that the two estates have absolutely nothing in common, apart from their five-door body styles and the same number of wheels, as the differences can be overwhelming, which should put this review in our ‘Science Fiction’ category, if only we had one.

Still, for the sake of the very unusual video, which won’t surprise anyone, let’s see what Mat Watson tried to do. First, the  Dacia Logan and  Mercedes-AMG E63 S were unleashed on the drag strip a few times, although that’s a very enthusiastic word to use for the Romanian budget car, which has only 90PS (89hp) from a 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine, whereas its German counterpart makes do with 612PS (604hp).

Next came a brake test, from 70mph (113km/h), which was won, again, by the super estate, and finally, the latter proved to be more comfortable as well, thanks to its air suspension.

So, what’s the purpose of this video? Well, apparently, trying to find out whether the 10x price difference between the two is that obvious, and we’ll only tell you this: the Merc’ is at least 10x better, if you ever had your doubts.


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  • salamOOn

    useless video, as expected.

  • Christian Wimmer

    I would not say no to either one if given to me for free…

    Free car? Hell yes. 😀

  • BMWFreaky

    Useless video but I like it !

  • Ameer Hassan Tajaldeen

    i used to like matt watson’s reviews =(

  • SamBamm

    Why 2 cars with similar packaging would have a price discrepancy of 10x is a important and valid question. Unfortunately, only 2% of those valid questions actually get answered here. This is entertainment, not information.

  • Eduardo Palandi

    I’d take the E 43 (£ 58k). seven times better than the Dacia, less flashy and £ 32k cheaper than an E 63, whilst doing nine tenths of its performance (and nearly 99% of what you can do on actual roads).

    then I’d use the £ 32k of the balance to get myself a nice classic car.

  • Miguel Candelario

    Would be great a TCO of both cars in time, like 10 years.

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