Model 3 Vs. E63 S AMG Vs. Grand Cherokee SRT8 In An Unlikely Three-Way Battle

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S is one of the most accelerative sedans on the planet. Surely a Tesla Model 3 Performance can’t keep up with it, right?

To answer that question, NextMove pitted a Tesla Model 3 Performance against an E63 to see which of these spacious family cars accelerates the quickest off the line. Oh, and they threw in a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, too, because whatever.

As soon as the race gets underway, the three cars get off the line at roughly the same time and are neck-and-neck for the first few feet. However, the launch control system of the E63 S is able to ensure it quickly pulls ahead of the Tesla despite the Model 3 benefitting from the instant torque provided by its two electric motors.

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The Mercedes pumps out in excess of 600 hp and is able to pull away from the Tesla as the race progresses. However, the Mercedes doesn’t disappear into the distance and the Model 3 maintains a respectable distance behind the more powerful and more expensive E63. As for the Jeep, it was left trailing well behind, recording a quarter mile time of 12.78-seconds compared to the 11.61 of the E63 S and the 11.79 of the Tesla Model 3. No surprise there, then.

So, what did we learn from this? Just that the instant torque available to all-electric cars is not always enough to beat each and every ICE-powered model just yet – and that the Grand Cherokee shouldn’t have been there in the first place.


  • Bash

    If they brought the Trackhawk it would have been more fair.

    • TheAmerican2point0

      Yeah why bring a car to a drag race with 200 less horsepower?

      • Bash

        Better said, why bring a 5.5s 0-100 tome car to a drag race that should be a 4.0s top

  • TheBelltower

    Oooooh, now you’ve done it… Elon’s going to be pushing an OTA performance update tonight.

  • Kagan

    What an achievement for 5 years old. All this idiotic videos at 5 years old level!

    By the way Tesla had jumpstart.

  • nextmove

    just switch on the subtitles!!!

  • Nick099

    The base SRT Jeep has 485 bhp.
    The Jeep trackhawk would have been more appropriate with 707 bhp.

    The Merc has a base price of $105k. The Track Hawk avgs out at $80k.
    The Tesla has ridiculous quality control issues,no matter what it may do in a straight line for less than a minute.

    This whole matchup was fodder for the imbeciles.

  • Stephen G

    Looks like Model 3 biggest bang for the buck!

  • Da Only Skid

    You people are crazy. Saw nothing wrong with the drag race….hahahhha.

    Tesla, best bang for buck…for sure, batteries go bang, kind of. It can run for 1 minute only so body panels don’t fly off beyond their “actual” terminal velocity.

    SRT8 vs. Trackhawk? No expert on importation meeting environmental laws and such, maybe there aren’t any in Germany. Would hate to fill up a Trackhawk in the EU. Still have that awesome VAT tax as well.

    Still interesting at how heavy and slow modern cars have become but yet are more powerful.

  • S3XY

    A Tesla never loses because it never burns any finite gasoline. Welcome to era of electric.

    • Mr. EP9

      Unsurprisingly, you’re here.

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