Compare 2011 BMW M3 vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 BMW M3
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,430
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,900
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$932 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
20 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 -
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 -
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 -
Spare Tire Size
NA -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P265/40ZR18 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
NA -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
Displacement
4.0/244 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
414 @ 8300 -
Engine Type
Gas V8 -
Fuel System
Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3900 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.58 -
Trans Type
6 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW M3 -
Body Style
4 Door Sedan -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 -

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