BMW M3 vs. Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG – Video

BMW M3, Videos | June 15th, 2015 by 11
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EVO Magazine test drives and compares the BMW M3 Sedan against the Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG. The competitor to the F80 BMW M3 launched with …

EVO Magazine test drives and compares the BMW M3 Sedan against the Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG.

The competitor to the F80 BMW M3 launched 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.

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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).

The F80 BMW M3 features the 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.

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.

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.

So can the underpowered M3 keep up on the track with the C63 S AMG?

11 responses to “BMW M3 vs. Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG – Video”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    The M3 is a better package. It might not be as luxurious as the C63S, have an hand built engine and be as potent, but in this segment, it’s not relevant. The Mercedes-AMG C63 S is an awesome car, don’t get me wrong, but the M3 is to me the true expression of a sport sedan. It’s light (i mean for a sedan and by today’s standard), nimble, and really fast. It has a better dual-clutch tranny, can be upgraded from the factory with Carbon-ceramic brakes, and the suspensions work better. It seems to give more feedback as well, and to put it’s power down with more efficiency.
    As a daily driver, the C63S could be seen as a better option as the ride is maybe softer and more comfy, the interior is a class above, and it has an unusual V8 sound (at least in Europe). But for almost 100k€, you can have these with a much bigger car, like the 550i or the E500, and a class above.
    The M3 however, for a sedan and 80k, well… It has proven that it’s still the benchmark. This car is a really awesome ride: despite being the less powerful, it’s still the fastest and the sportiest of the segment, how cool is that ?
    When the C63S came out, i was really thinking that it was going to beat the M3, but finally, it hasn’t, and i’m really impressed how fast the F80 is on a track actually :O
    Now we’ll see if the M4 GTS sets up the game even higher, and so high that a possible C63 BS cannot catch up… We’ll see…
    But good job BMW already with the F80 ///M3

    • Audi > BMW says:

      e92 gts got fed in the a by the c63 black though. Also if you form your opinions about cars by a video in which an insignificant driver is an insignificant amount of time faster in one car than in another car on an insignificant track in one lap, you’re almost as stupid as someone suggesting buying a 550 over a c63 because it’s a bigger car.

  2. Tony says:

    Love seeing the ///M3 proving itself more and more with each release from the rivals. Next on the kill list, the ats-v. What I feel people don’t understand is how the M3 is produced as a whole. HP/TQ #s only carry a car so far, it is the whole design/engineering of the car; something BMW M does extremely well, especially with the M3/M4..and this has proved true since the M3 was first graced upon the world. Good job BMW on the F8x cars, and I am looking forward to seeing just how amazing the M4 GTS is.

  3. Icebreakerr says:

    M3 spanked the c63 LOL

    • WB says:

      Yeah seven tenths of a second…. Really spanked it. Hop back in your KIA and head home buddy.

      • Tom says:

        SEVEN TENTH on a 1.23min round is more than a world! I mean the C has 80hp more and much more torque but its just a Merc. Look at the behavior on the track, its so unstable and in comparison, the M3 is much stiffer and stable, easier to drive, more speed out of the corners etc. just the better track car, way better. If they would have the same hp it would be totally embarrissing for the C, so it is just a punch in the face :D

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        It’s huge on such a track ! The Distance was pretty great for such a small track…

  4. Bazsfiu78 says:

    4 liter Bi turbo V8 vs 3 liter bi turbo staight six. Joke again! Merc always put giant engines trying to keep up with Audi and Bmw. I simply wouldn’t allow theese comparison! Make same cm3 engines for testing and racing against rivals. But then a 3 liter bi turbo Merc engine would be a joke. I bet it would be beaten by a VW gti on the track. Merc looks shitty too especially the rear…. In all aspects BMW is still much better simply the driving experience is enough to win. And for who a decent Bmw is not comfortable?:) Second joke again. Too many useless comments. In fact many cars are better then nowadays Mercedeses! In fact many once Merc fans switch to other cars. There are way better cars even if you only wanna match comfort.

  5. Bazsfiu78 says:

    And yeah it spanked it with 0.7 seconds.! In only one lap! Imagine it through 30 or 50 laps. Let’s count it would be half a lap or more at the end. Sorry guys you you again suck with your big-engined rolling sofa:))

  6. ZCPM3 says:

    Are you all forgetting the fact that the M had carbon brakes??? How about a like for like comparison with CCB on both? Then it would be a fare match on track!

  7. Fred says:

    M power always win

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