Thanks to a quirk sent from heaven, TFL ended up with two of the hotter sports sedans on sale today at the same time: the 2017 Infiniti Q50s Red Sport and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43. Both even came with a hot red paint job. That can only mean one thing, a drag race. Roman pilots the Benz while Nathan steers the Infiniti. The two brands compete against each other in Formula 1 each week, so how do they do on our high-altitude track? Watch the video to find out how all-wheel drive does against rear-wheel drive; a 9-speed automatic against a 7-speed automatic; and what a difference $30,000 in price makes.
|Inifiniti Q50s Red Sport||Mercedes-Benz AMG E43|
|Engine||3.0-liter twin-turbo V6||3.0-liter twin-turbo V6|
|Drive||Rear-wheel drive||All-wheel drive|
|Torque||350 lb-ft.||384 lb-ft.|
|Curb Weight||3,870 lbs.||4,145 lbs.|