Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs Audi S4

0-60mph

Top speed

Audi S4
155 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Way more more powerful engine 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 329 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 45% stronger engine
Way more expensive sticker price $87k vs $47k More than 85% more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 2,998 cc More than 2x bigger engine
More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 325 ft-lb @ 5,300 RPM More than 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 100mph 8.6 s vs 11 s More than 20% faster to 100mph
Faster in the quarter mile 12.1 s vs 12.83 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Significantly better power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp vs 11.78 lb/hp Around 35% better power-to-weight ratio
Side view of Audi S4

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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
Audi S4 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Audi
Price 87,462 46,725
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2010
City mileage 14 MPG 18 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 27 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 11.78 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 329 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 325 ft-lb @ 5,300 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Hydraulic Power Assisted Rack and Pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Audi Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc Audi Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 483/? 203 457/? 203
Rear wheels 483/? 229 457/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 3,874 lb
Width 70.7 in 71.9 in
Height 56.6 in 56.2 in
Length 186 in 185.2 in
Front track width 61.7 in 61.6 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 110.6 in

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
Audi S4 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 12.83 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 5.1 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 11 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 2,998 cc
Cylinders V8 V6
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.33 in / 3.51 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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