Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs Lexus IS-F

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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More expensive sticker price $87k vs $60k 45% more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 12.1 s vs 12.8 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 350 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM More than 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 400 HP @ 6,600 RPM 20% stronger engine
Slightly faster to 100mph 8.6 s vs 9.8 s More than 10% faster to 100mph
Bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 5,000 cc Around 25% bigger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp vs 9.56 lb/hp More than 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Side view of Lexus IS-F

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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
Lexus IS-F 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Lexus
Price 87,462 59,990
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2008
City mileage 14 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 23 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 9.56 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 400 HP @ 6,600 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 350 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 3,825 lb
Width 70.7 in 71.5 in
Height 56.6 in 5,537 in
Length 186 in 183.5 in
Front track width 61.7 in 61.4 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 107.5 in

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
Lexus IS-F 
Top speed 155 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 12.8 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 4.8 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 9.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/ESP
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 8

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 5,000 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 11.8:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.7 in / 3.52 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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