F80 BMW M3 vs Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG – Comparison

Interesting | September 24th, 2014 by 5
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Meet the new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The competitor to the F80 BMW M3 launches with two power variants coming from a 4.0 liter V8 bi-turbocharged …

Meet the new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The competitor to the F80 BMW M3 launches with two power variants coming from a 4.0 liter V8 bi-turbocharged engine that delivers 470 hp and 650Nm (479 lb-ft) in the base model, and 503 hp and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) in the C63 S AMG. This is the same engine found on the Mercedes-AMG GT sports coupe.

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission.

From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), it only takes 4.1 seconds for the C63 S AMG and 4.2 seconds for the base model. Both cars are limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).

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The F80 BMW M3 features the same S55 3.0 liter inline-six TwinPower engine producing 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The power is sent to the rear-wheels via a six-speed or an optional 7-speed M DCT transmission.

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For comparison, with the seven-speed DCT, the M3 and M4 need 4.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h, switching to manual speed, the two cars need 4.3 seconds. However, with increasing speed, the advantage of the stronger AMG is likely to be getting bigger.

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According to Mercedes, the C63 S AMG has a minimal consumption of 8.2 liters while the new M3 and M4 consume, based on the transmission selected, 8.3 to 8.8 liters.

Until the two competitors are put on a track, here is a photo comparison showcasing the sporty design from both German automakers:

[Source: Bimmeroday]

5 responses to “F80 BMW M3 vs Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG – Comparison”

  1. Teemus I says:

    M3 looks how a M or AMG should look like…the C63 is too plain and looks like a old mans car

  2. Ben C says:

    The new C63 has higher power and torque output and a V8. But still got better emission and fuel consumption. I would say Mercedes-AMG is doing a much better job than BMW M in improving their cars. The higher power and torque is understandable. But having better emission and fuel consumption that BMW M3 with V6, while it has a V8, it is not acceptable.

  3. Ben C says:

    The new C63 has higher power and torque output and a V8. But still got better emission and fuel consumption. I would say Mercedes-AMG is doing a much better job than BMW M in improving their cars. The higher power and torque is understandable. But having better emission and fuel consumption that BMW M3 with V6, while it has a V8, it is not acceptable.

    • Tinky-Winky says:

      On the other hand Mercedes is also known as the biggest liar when it comes to fuel consumption,
      being on average 40% higher in real life compared to the claimed figures.

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