Road Tests Real world tests of Panamera Turbo vs C63 AMG

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Panamera Turbo

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Panamera Turbo Turbo

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Faster top speed 189 mph vs 155 mph 34 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more expensive sticker price $139k vs $87k Around 60% more expensive harder to own
More torque 516 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM vs 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM More than 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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A lot faster to 60mph 3.7 s vs 5.3 s More than 30% faster to 60mph
Faster in the quarter mile 12.1 s vs 13.56 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 4,806 cc Around 30% bigger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,814 lb vs 4,343 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Panamera Turbo  vs
C63 AMG 
Brand Porsche Mercedes-Benz
Price 138,650 87,462
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2012
City mileage 15 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 Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 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 Turbo  vs
C63 AMG 
Top speed 189 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.56 s 12.1 s
0-60mph 5.3 s 3.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.69 lb/hp 7.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 516 ft-lb @ 2,250 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
Rear wheels 483/? 254 483/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,343 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
Porsche Panamera Turbo Turbo
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