Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs Mustang GT 5.0

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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Way more expensive sticker price $87k vs $30k Around 3x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 12.1 s vs 12.7 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Faster to 100mph 8.6 s vs 10.1 s Around 15% faster to 100mph
More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 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
Slightly better power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp vs 8.8 lb/hp Around 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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Slightly lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 3,814 lb Around 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Ford
Price 87,462 30,495
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011
City mileage 14 MPG 17 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 26 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 8.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 3,626 lb
Width 70.7 in 73.9 in
Height 56.6 in 55.6 in
Length 186 in 188.1 in
Front track width 61.7 in 62.3 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 107.1 in

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
Mustang GT 5.0 
Top speed 155 mph 151 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 4.3 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 10.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 11.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.63 in / 3.65 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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