Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs Audi R8

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 5,200 cc Around 20% bigger engine
Slightly more torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 392 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
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Faster top speed 195 mph vs 155 mph 40 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 12.1 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Slightly faster to 100mph 7.6 s vs 8.6 s More than 10% faster to 100mph
Slightly lighter curb weight 3,564 lb vs 3,814 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
Audi R8 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Audi
Price 87,462 146,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2010
City mileage 14 MPG 11 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 17 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 6.88 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 518 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 392 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 3,564 lb
Width 70.7 in 76 in
Height 56.6 in 49.3 in
Length 186 in 174.6 in
Front track width 61.7 in 64.5 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 65 in

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
Audi R8 
Top speed 155 mph 195 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 11.5 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 3.4 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 7.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Permanent Quattro 4WD w/Electronic Diffential Lock (EDL)
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 5,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.33 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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