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Fifth Gear: BMW M3 GTS vs. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series

BMW M3 | October 24th, 2012 by 9
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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 …

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.

Fifth Gear: BMW M3 GTS vs. Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Black Series

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.

Fifth Gear 21×06

  • auaq

    I haven’t watched the video and I’m not going to because we all know that both cars are superior in their own ways. There have been already hundreds of videos of these two cars with additional contestants competing against each other on various tests and the outcomes are pretty much the same or different. One wins and the other loses and sometime vice versa! Currently, I’m more interested to see the new ///M3:)

  • digivue

    I like both of them. Big downside for Merc – there is no stick. Can’t wait new M3 though. If they do it right (no major cost saving please, right engine sound from a turbo engine), it’s gonna be a dream car.

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  • tavo3

    If you guys want to watch another good comparison between these two car plus the latest GT3 RS 4.0, then watch this review from Chris Harris (ex-Evo magazine) on the Drive Channel here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSaN8FS-GV8 , Harris is no Plato or Salo but he’s a good driver. At the end I like the conclusions he made… Don’t get me wrong, I love M3s, I have had them all and I still have a couple but between the GT3 4.0 and M3 GTS, I’ll take the Porsche any day…

    • auaq

      Have seen it already.

    • ///MPOWER

      thank you “tavo3″, and the the most notable thing about this video is that it provide way more evidence and detail. So i will strongly advised those who are jumping over this Video “don’t be deceived”!

  • fredyschiftan@aol.com

    Sure its all horsepower and torque, even without looking at the test we know from other comparisons the result BUT on the track after 4 rounds the MERC was left behind by several seconds in another comparo, cant remember where it was ! simply the BMW was easier to race around the track. nice test but again we know what can happen with a more powerful motor ,the new M3 will take care of this so the story begins again. good video and well done.

  • steelydan

    the drifting test is lame: it’s totally subjective.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q5HUGLMCZNGQ7DW25W6EPO5VKY TylerH

    1/3rd of a second between a F1 driver and TV host..

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