Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs Dinan M3

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

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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Much more expensive sticker price $87k vs $18k More than 4.8x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 12.1 s vs 13.5 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 8.6 s vs 12.1 s Around 30% faster to 100mph
More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 297 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM Around 50% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 341 HP @ 6,750 RPM More than 40% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 2,990 cc More than 2x bigger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp vs 9.38 lb/hp More than 15% better power-to-weight ratio
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Lighter curb weight 3,199 lb vs 3,814 lb More than 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
Dinan M3 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Dinan
Price 87,462 17,800
Year 2012 1997

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 9.38 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 341 HP @ 6,750 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 297 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 2,990 cc
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.39 in / 3.38 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 3,199 lb
Width 70.7 in 67.3 in
Height 56.6 in 52.3 in
Length 186 in 174.5 in
Front track width 61.7 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 106.3 in

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
Dinan M3 
Top speed 155 mph 157 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 13.5 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 4.8 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 12.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 5

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 203 432/? 216
Rear wheels 483/? 229 432/? 216
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