Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs 2008 BMW M3

2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
2008 BMW M3
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4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $50,034 $53,800
2008 BMW M3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,034
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,800
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$897 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.0
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. The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
19 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power
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
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3649
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
- TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
6.3L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
451 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92
Trans Type
7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86
Trans Order Code
427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

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