Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs 300C SRT8

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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Faster in the quarter mile 12.1 s vs 13.4 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 8.6 s vs 12.8 s Around 35% faster to 100mph
Way more expensive sticker price $87k vs $41k More than 2x more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 425 HP @ 6,200 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp vs 9.79 lb/hp Around 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Lighter curb weight 3,814 lb vs 4,162 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Chrysler 300C SRT8 vs the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
300C SRT8 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Chrysler
Price 87,462 41,000
Year 2012 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 9.79 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 425 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 420 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 6,100 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 10.3:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 103 in / 3.58 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
300C SRT8 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 13.4 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 4.9 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 12.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Traction Control, ESC
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 5

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 483/? 203 508/? 229
Rear wheels 483/? 229 508/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 4,162 lb
Width 70.7 in 74.1 in
Height 56.6 in 58.4 in
Length 186 in 196.8 in
Front track width 61.7 in 63 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 120 in
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