Drag Race! 2017 Infiniti Q50s Red Sport vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 [Video]

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
Horsepower 400 396
Torque 350 lb-ft. 384 lb-ft.
Transmission  7-speed 9-speed
Curb Weight 3,870 lbs.  4,145 lbs.
List Price $60,720 $91,175


Infiniti Q50s Red Sport Mercedes Benz AMG E43
Who wins the drag race between two 400-hp sports sedans?