Compare 2008 BMW M3 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2008 BMW M3
2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
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2008 BMW M3
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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
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Invoice Price
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$50,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$53,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$897 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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
- 12 mpg
Highway
- 19 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
Steering Type
- Rack & Pinion Steering
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)
- - 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 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
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
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 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic
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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