Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs TT RS Coupé

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 @ 5,400 RPM Around 45% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 2,480 cc More than 2.5x bigger engine
More expensive sticker price $87k vs $57k Around 55% more expensive harder to own
More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 331 ft-lb @ 1,600 RPM Around 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 12.1 s vs 12.6 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp vs 10.03 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Audi TT RS Coupé

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Faster top speed 174 mph vs 155 mph 19 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 3,360 lb vs 3,814 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
TT RS Coupé 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Audi
Price 87,462 56,850
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2010
City mileage 14 MPG 18 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 25 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD quattro 4WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 2,480 cc
Air compressor None Turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 10:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.2 in / 3.7 in
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
TT RS Coupé 
Top speed 155 mph 174 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 12.6 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 4 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 10.03 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 335 HP @ 5,400 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 331 ft-lb @ 1,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 203 483/? 229
Rear wheels 483/? 229 483/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 3,360 lb
Width 70.7 in 72.5 in
Height 56.6 in 53 in
Length 186 in 165.3 in
Front track width 61.7 in 61.2 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 97.2 in
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