Road Tests Real world tests of Panamera GTS vs C63 AMG

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Panamera GTS

Reasons to consider the
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Faster top speed 178 mph vs 155 mph 23 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $110k vs $87k More than 25% more expensive harder to own
Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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A lot faster to 60mph 3.7 s vs 5.77 s More than 35% faster to 60mph
A lot faster in the quarter mile 12.1 s vs 13.99 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 384 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM More than 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 4,806 cc Around 30% bigger engine
More powerful engine 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 430 HP @ 6,700 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp vs 9.84 lb/hp Around 20% better power-to-weight ratio
Lighter curb weight 3,814 lb vs 4,233 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Panamera GTS  vs
C63 AMG 
Brand Porsche Mercedes-Benz
Price 109,900 87,462
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2012
City mileage 16 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 20 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

engine

Displacement 4,806 cc 6,208 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 11.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.27 in 4.02 in / 3.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Panamera GTS  vs
C63 AMG 
Top speed 178 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.99 s 12.1 s
0-60mph 5.77 s 3.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.84 lb/hp 7.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 430 HP @ 6,700 RPM 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 384 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15.39 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Rear brakes 13.82 in Ventilated Disc Disc
Front wheels 255/45 19 483/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,233 lb 3,814 lb
Width 76 in 70.7 in
Height 55.8 in 56.6 in
Length 195.6 in 186 in
Front track width 65.2 in 61.7 in
Wheelbase 114.9 in 108.9 in
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