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Herald Sun - Motoring - - ROAD TEST -

AUDI S6 $170,716

The Lexus’s clos­est ri­val in price and per­for­mance. Twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 with 331kW and qu­at­tro all-wheel drive. 0-100km/h in 4.4 secs. Mean thing.

BMW M5 PURE $184,715

Even meaner but you have to cane it at the Nur­bur­gring to ap­pre­ci­ate it. Twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 with 412kW. 0-100km/h in 4.3 secs.

MERCEDES-AMG E63

Due early 2017 with 430kW-plus from AMG’s twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 and all­wheel drive. Should go close to break­ing 4 sec­onds in the 0-100km/h sprint. Price as yet undis­closed.

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