In our last Would You Rather, we watched the Ferrari F40 take a win over the Porsche 959  in a battle between two of the greatest supercars of the 1980s. Now we’re going to bring you straight back to the now with two high-performance luxury sedans with massive V12s.

Just last week we were bemoaning the fact that BMW had yet to bring us a 7 Series with an ‘M’ in the name in our post about the incredible Alpina B7 BiTurbo . The ink had barely dried on that post when BMW announced the M760Li, the first 7 Series ever to get the ‘M’ treatment. Mind, it’s not a full-on M7, but it’s still a more-than-worthy adversary for the stalwart Mercedes-AMG S65.

LOOKS: The S-Class has been the default choice of transport for heads of state, hedge-fund managers and despots for decades, and in S65 form it adds just the right amount of aggression and bling.

LOOKS: While it’s not quite to the extent of other M-cars, the BMW M760Li adds a dash of visual aggression to the car on which it’s based. And like S65, a healthy dose of chrome adds to the flash.

LOOKS: Few sedans are more of an event than the S65. It looks as special as it is.

Mercedes-AMG S65: 1

BMW M760Li: 0

ENGINE: The S65’s 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 effortlessly produces 630-hp and a huge 737 lb-ft of torque. It’s all channeled to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission.

ENGINE: M760Li uses a newly enlarged version of BMW’s V12. The 6.6-liter twin-turbo engine produces an even 600-hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, which sends power to all four wheels through an eight-speed auto.

ENGINE: It might be smaller in displacement, but the Merc’s engine still overpowers the BMW’s.

Mercedes-AMG S65: 2

BMW M760Li: 0

PERFORMANCE: The S65 puts all that power to good use by doing 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and topping out at 186 mph.

PERFORMANCE: But, despite being down on power, the M760Li gets to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds — just as fast as the M4 — and has a top speed of 189 mph.

PERFORMANCE: The BMW gets a point back thanks to punching above what its on-paper numbers suggest.

Mercedes-AMG S65: 2

BMW M760Li: 1

INTERIOR: Even the interiors in the most affordable S Class variants make you wonder why you would pay twice as much for a Rolls-Royce or a Bentley. The S65 adds to the opulence with plenty of AMG-exclusive touches.

INTERIOR: The M760Li gets all the austere comforts you expect in a 7 Series, along with a few sporty accents courtesy of M Performance. Black wood trim, Napa leather and plenty of V12 badges can be found throughout.

INTERIOR: This one is pretty subjective, but we have to go with the S65’s stunning interior.

Mercedes-AMG S65: 3

BMW M760Li: 1

The BMW is quicker, but the Mercedes beats it out by virtually every other metric.