Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs GranTurismo

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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Faster in the quarter mile 12.1 s vs 13.3 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 8.6 s vs 11 s More than 20% faster to 100mph
More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 363 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 4,700 cc More than 30% bigger engine
More powerful engine 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 433 HP @ 7,100 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp vs 9.55 lb/hp More than 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Lighter curb weight 3,814 lb vs 4,136 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
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Faster top speed 184 mph vs 155 mph 29 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $118k vs $87k More than 35% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
GranTurismo 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Maserati
Price 87,462 117,500
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 9.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 433 HP @ 7,100 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 363 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 4,700 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.62 in / 3.14 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
GranTurismo 
Top speed 155 mph 184 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 13.3 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 5.2 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 11 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 4,136 lb
Width 70.7 in 72.7 in
Height 56.6 in 53.3 in
Length 186 in 192.2 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 115.8 in
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