Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs Challenger 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 13.7 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Way more expensive sticker price $87k vs $45k Around 95% more expensive harder to own
Faster to 100mph 8.6 s vs 11.1 s Around 25% faster to 100mph
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 9.74 lb/hp Around 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Lighter curb weight 3,814 lb vs 4,140 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Default view of Dodge Challenger SRT8

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Faster top speed 170 mph vs 155 mph 15 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
Challenger SRT8 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Dodge
Price 87,462 45,000
Year 2012 2008
City mileage 14 MPG 13 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 15 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 9.74 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 6,059 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 4.06 in / 3.58 in

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
Challenger SRT8 
Top speed 155 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 13.7 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 5.25 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 11.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD LX Platform RWD w/ESP
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 4,140 lb
Width 70.7 in 75.7 in
Height 56.6 in 57 in
Length 186 in 197.7 in
Front track width 61.7 in 63 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 116 in
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