Fifth Gear compares two of the finest automobiles on the market: the BMW M3 GTS and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series.
The M3 GTS launched in summer of 2010 and the limited edition model builds atop the popular BMW M3 Coupe. The new racing-oriented M3 was made available to European customers only. The 150 units went to private owners, racing companies or tuners, and we expect to see some of these cars in upcoming races.
Thanks to an increase in engine displacement and some fine-tuning to the engine, the BMW M3 GTS produces 450 horsepower and ensures superior performance.
The C63 AMG Black Series makes 510 hp at 6800 rpm and 457 lb-ft at 5200.
In the first test, a 200 meter straightline race, the C63 AMG takes the win with 2 to 1.
Next one, a drifting test. As expected, the M3 GTS impresses here, but the higher power and torque of the C63 AMG BS gives Mercedes the win again.
But which one wins the track comparison? Let’s have a look.