Compare 2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs 2008 BMW M3

2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
2008 BMW M3
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4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 12 19 $53,336 $57,350
2008 BMW M3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,336
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,350
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$956 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 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)
55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.42
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
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3924
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8
Fuel System
- TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
6.3L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
451 @ 6800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86
Trans Order Code
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92
Trans Type
7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 (2009)

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