Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs BMW M5

0-60mph

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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More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 5,000 cc Around 25% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,814 lb vs 4,066 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of BMW M5

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Slightly more powerful engine 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM Around 5% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
BMW M5 
Brand Mercedes-Benz BMW
Price 87,462 81,200
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2005
Highway mileage 20 MPG 19 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 8.13 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 12:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.62 in / 2.95 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
BMW M5 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 12.3 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 4.1 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 9.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 203 216/? 457
Rear wheels 483/? 229 241/? 457

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 4,066 lb
Width 70.7 in 72.7 in
Height 56.6 in 57.8 in
Length 186 in 191.5 in
Front track width 61.7 in 62.2 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 113.7 in
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