2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs. Its Competition

2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has its road work cut out for it, facing a quartet of compelling sedans in the same price and performance class.

The Audi S4 is new this year with a supercharged V-6 engine, a lower price tag, and the benefit of all-wheel drive.

The others return essentially unchanged from 2009, with the Cadillac CTS-V turning into an unexpected titan in the class, boasting Corvette-inspired power and knife-edged styling to set it apart.

BMW's M3 is the perennial here, and it's offered in convertible and sedan forms, if four doors aren't sexy enough for you.

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2008 Audi S4 2008 Audi S4
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2008 BMW 3-Series M32008 BMW M3
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2008 Lexus IS F 2008 Lexus IS F
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2007 Cadillac CTS-V 2007 Cadillac CTS-V
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Quick Specs
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 Audi S4 has aged gracefully—and still has fleet V-8 feet and great handling, too.
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 Lexus IS-F challenges the best from Germany, bringing 168-mph capability with an uber-high pricetag to boot.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8N/AGas V8Gas V8
EPA Class    
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan C 63 AMG RWD4-Door Sedan ManualN/AF 4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door SedanN/A4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs. 2008 Audi S42010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs. 2008 BMW M32010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs. 2008 Lexus IS F2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs. 2007 Cadillac CTS-V