Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs Corvette

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Top speed

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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More expensive sticker price $87k vs $74k Around 20% more expensive harder to own
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 155 mph 43 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 3,814 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp vs 7.95 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 6,208 cc Around 15% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
Corvette 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Chevrolet
Price 87,462 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011
City mileage 14 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 203 285/30 19
Rear wheels 483/? 229 510/30 20

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 3,130 lb
Width 70.7 in 76 in
Height 56.6 in 49.1 in
Length 186 in 174.6 in
Front track width 61.7 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 105.7 in

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 155 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 12 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 8.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 4.13 in / 4 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2
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