Road Tests Real world tests of Panamera Turbo S vs C63 AMG

Top speed

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Panamera Turbo S

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Faster top speed 190 mph vs 155 mph 35 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 555 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM More than 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 12.1 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM Around 15% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $219k vs $87k More than 2.5x more expensive harder to own
Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 4,800 cc Around 30% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,814 lb vs 4,389 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Panamera Turbo S  vs
C63 AMG 
Brand Porsche Mercedes-Benz
Price 218,869 87,462
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.1 lb/hp 7.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,000 RPM 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 555 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,800 cc 6,208 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 11.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.8 in / 3.3 in 4.02 in / 3.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Panamera Turbo S  vs
C63 AMG 
Top speed 190 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 12.1 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 3.7 s
0-100mph 7.7 s 8.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain AWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15.35 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes 13.78 in Disc Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 20 483/? 203
Rear wheels Unknown/? 20 483/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,389 lb 3,814 lb
Width 76 in 70.7 in
Height 55.8 in 56.6 in
Length 195.7 in 186 in
Front track width 65.2 in 61.7 in
Wheelbase 115 in 108.9 in
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