Road Tests Real world tests of E 63 AMG vs CLS 63 AMG

0-60mph

The numbers back up the whiplash: The CLS550 we tested boogied to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and hit 100 mph in 11.6, figures 0.8 and 2.4 seconds quicker than the CLS500.
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG | by Car and Driver (May, 2007)

Top speed

Top speed is governed at 155 mph, or 186 with the Performance pack, which also drops Mercedes’ estimated 0-to-60-mph time from 4.4 seconds to 4.3.
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG | by Car and Driver (Jan, 2011)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG

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Lighter curb weight 3,828 lb vs 4,275 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Bigger engine 6,200 cc vs 5,461 cc Around 15% bigger engine
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Faster top speed 186 mph vs 155 mph 31 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 590 ft-lb @ 2,000 RPM vs 466 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM More than 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 550 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 507 HP @ 6,800 RPM Around 10% stronger engine
Slightly more expensive sticker price $96k vs $87k More than 10% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

E 63 AMG  vs
CLS 63 AMG 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Price 87,475 95,775
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2006 2012
City mileage 14 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 21 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Stability Control RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,828 lb 4,275 lb
Width 71.7 in 74.1 in
Height 58.4 in 55.4 in
Length 191 in 196.7 in
Wheelbase 112.4 in 113.2 in

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E 63 AMG  vs
CLS 63 AMG 
Top speed 155 mph 186 mph
0-60mph 4.2 s 4.3 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.55 lb/hp 7.77 lb/hp
Maximum hp 507 HP @ 6,800 RPM 550 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 466 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM 590 ft-lb @ 2,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,200 cc 5,461 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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