Compare 2008 Lexus GS 460 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2008 Lexus GS 460
2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $46,657 $53,020
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4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $50,034 $53,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,657
$50,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,020
$53,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$884 / month
$897 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sports a fluid ride, spot-on handling, and shrieking power to make it the most accomplished C-Class ever built.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.1 89.0
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 108.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.0 186.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7-3.2 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.9-19.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P255/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3945 3649
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 3600 443 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 6.3L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
342 @ 6200 451 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 12
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus GS 460 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 5-Arm Multi-link

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