Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs S7 Sportback

Top speed

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Faster to 100mph 8.6 s vs 12 s Around 30% faster to 100mph
More expensive sticker price $87k vs $55k Around 60% more expensive harder to own
Much bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 4,000 cc More than 55% bigger engine
More powerful engine 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 414 HP @ 5,800 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp vs 10.07 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Slightly more torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 407 ft-lb @ 1,400 RPM Around 10% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 3,814 lb vs 4,169 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Audi S7 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
S7 Sportback 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Audi
Price 87,462 55,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 10.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 414 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 407 ft-lb @ 1,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 4,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.3 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
S7 Sportback 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 12.4 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 4 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 12 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Quattro AWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 4,169 lb
Width 70.7 in 75.2 in
Height 56.6 in 55.9 in
Length 186 in 195.6 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 114.7 in
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