Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs RS 3 Sportback

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Reasons to consider the
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More powerful engine 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 335 HP @ 8,250 RPM Around 45% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 2,480 cc More than 2.5x bigger engine
More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 331 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $87k vs $65k Around 35% more expensive harder to own
Car-autoblog view of Audi RS 3 Sportback

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
RS 3 Sportback 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Audi
Price 87,462 65,369
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011

power & handling

Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 335 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 331 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 2,480 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.2 in / 3.7 in
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
RS 3 Sportback 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 3.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD quattro 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Width 70.7 in 79.5 in
Height 56.6 in 53.8 in
Length 186 in 183 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 108.3 in
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