2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Competitors

$34-61k sports car, designed & built in Germany 13-18 city / 19-26 hwy 226-452 mile range, gas engine
228 to 451 hp 183 cu. in. V6 to 384 cu. in. V8 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph 0-60 in 4.0 seconds, maximum lateral acceleration 0.91 g

As well as being compared against other sports cars and luxury cars, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is also often compared to cars and mid-size SUVs. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG's top rivals come from Mercedes-Benz (such as the E63 AMG and the GLK350) and Toyota (such as the Camry XLE and the Corolla )

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the C63 AMG compared to other luxury car competitors include: it is slightly sportier (8.7 lb/hp vs 13.7 lb/hp), has slightly more airbags (6 vs 5), is slightly more powerful (451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 265 HP @ 6,500 RPM), has significantly more gears (7 vs continuously variable) and safer in head-on collisions for the driver (4 stars vs 3 stars).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (13 mpg vs 18 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (19 mpg vs 27 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable) and gets significantly less from a tank of gas in the city (226 miles vs 378 miles).

2011 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
$90,175

Significant advantages of the E63 AMG (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 422 miles vs 331 miles
  • More airbags: 7 vs 6

Significant disadvantages of the E63 AMG (vs the C63 AMG)

  • More expensive: $90,175 vs $61,175

common strengths of the E63 AMG and C63 AMG

  • Both have good airbag coverage: 7 vs 6
  • Fairly powerful: 518 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 108 ft vs 110 ft
arrow Compare the E-Class E63 AMG vs the C-Class C63 AMG

2011 BMW 550i

2011 BMW 550i
$61,075

Significant advantages of the 550i (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 4 stars vs 2 stars

Significant disadvantages of the 550i (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Significantly lower top speed: 155 mph vs 186 mph
  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Fewer airbags: 5 vs 6

common strengths of the 550i and C63 AMG

  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.3 s s @ 106.9 mph mph vs 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph
  • Fairly powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 116 ft vs 110 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 550i vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2012 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Lincoln MKZ
$35,520

Significant advantages of the MKZ (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 472 miles vs 331 miles
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 19 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the MKZ (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 142 ft vs 110 ft
  • Much worse cornering ability: 0.76 g vs 0.91 g
  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 15.7 s s @ 93.0 mph mph vs 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph

common strengths of the MKZ and C63 AMG

  • Both have good airbag coverage: 6 vs 6
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2012 Lincoln MKZ vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Premium
$33,175

Significant advantages of the A4 Premium (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional

Significant disadvantages of the A4 Premium (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 7
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 140 ft vs 110 ft
  • Much lower top speed: 130 mph vs 186 mph

common strengths of the A4 Premium and C63 AMG

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A4 Premium vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Audi A6 Premium

2011 Audi A6 Premium
$46,075

Significant advantages of the A6 Premium (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 633 miles vs 331 miles
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 443 miles vs 226 miles

Significant disadvantages of the A6 Premium (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 7
  • Many fewer airbags: 4 vs 6
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 133 ft vs 110 ft

common strengths of the A6 Premium and C63 AMG

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A6 Premium vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Audi S4

2011 Audi S4
$47,975

Significant advantages of the S4 (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Rear air conditioning comes standard
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 4 stars vs 2 stars

Significant disadvantages of the S4 (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly lower top speed: 155 mph vs 186 mph
  • Paddle shifters not available

common strengths of the S4 and C63 AMG

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi S4 vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the C63 AMG compared to other sports car competitors include: it has standard paddle shifters (standard vs not available), is slightly more powerful (451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 376 HP @ 5,150 RPM), slightly faster 0-60 time (4.0 seconds vs 5.4 seconds), significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph (110 ft vs 129 ft) and slightly faster 1/4 mile time (12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph vs 13.6 s s @ 108.0 mph mph).

However, on average it only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (13 mpg vs 17 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (19 mpg vs 26 mpg), costs more ($61,175 vs $30,720) and gets significantly less from a tank of gas in the city (226 miles vs 304 miles).

2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT
$30,105

Significant advantages of the Mustang GT (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Significantly better highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Better city mileage: 17 mpg vs 13 mpg
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 416 miles vs 331 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Mustang GT (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly lower top speed: 155 mph vs 186 mph
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Mustang GT and C63 AMG

  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 12.7 s s @ 111.3 mph mph vs 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 4.4 seconds vs 4.0 seconds
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 104 ft vs 110 ft
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Mustang GT vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
$31,920

Significant advantages of the Camaro SS (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 456 miles vs 331 miles
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 304 miles vs 226 miles
  • Better highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 19 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Camaro SS (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly longer braking distance from 60mph: 129 ft vs 110 ft
  • Lower top speed: 160 mph vs 186 mph

common strengths of the Camaro SS and C63 AMG

  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times: 13.6 s s @ 108.0 mph mph vs 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph
  • Fairly powerful: 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 5.1 seconds vs 4.0 seconds
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T

2011 Dodge Challenger R/T
$30,720

Significant advantages of the Challenger R/T (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 458 miles vs 331 miles
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 49.0 ft3
  • Better highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 19 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Challenger R/T (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 142 ft vs 110 ft
  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 5.9 seconds vs 4.0 seconds

common strengths of the Challenger R/T and C63 AMG

  • Both vehicles can hit high speeds: 170 mph vs 186 mph
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
$34,720

Significant advantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Impreza WRX STI's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 55.6 ft3 vs 49.0 ft3
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 287 miles vs 226 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Impreza WRX STI (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly lower top speed: 144 mph vs 186 mph
  • Significantly less powerful: 305 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM

common strengths of the Impreza WRX STI and C63 AMG

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have good airbag coverage: 5 vs 6
  • Both have rear spoilers
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the C63 AMG compared to car competitors include: it is significantly sportier (8.7 lb/hp vs 17.5 lb/hp), has slightly more airbags (6 vs 5), is much more powerful (451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM), has a slightly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year) and has a slightly longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile).

However, on average it is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (13 mpg vs 24 mpg), is much less fuel efficient on the highway (19 mpg vs 33 mpg), costs more ($61,175 vs $23,855), gets much less from a tank of gas in the city (226 miles vs 426 miles) and gets much less from a tank of gas on the highway (331 miles vs 574 miles).

2011 Toyota Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Camry XLE
$30,605

Significant advantages of the Camry XLE (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 536 miles vs 331 miles
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 29 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 370 miles vs 226 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Camry XLE (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 137 ft vs 110 ft
  • Much lower top speed: 135 mph vs 186 mph
  • Significantly slower 1/4 mile time: 15.5 s s @ 97.0 mph mph vs 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph

common strengths of the Camry XLE and C63 AMG

  • Both have good airbag coverage: 6 vs 6
  • Both provide sporty handling: 13.1 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Camry XLE vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Honda Accord EX-L
$30,525

Significant advantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 629 miles vs 331 miles
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 5 stars vs 2 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph
  • Much less powerful: 190 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 8.9 seconds vs 4.0 seconds

common strengths of the Accord EX-L and C63 AMG

  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Toyota Corolla

2011 Toyota Corolla
$16,660

Significant advantages of the Corolla (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much better highway mileage: 35 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Much better city mileage: 28 mpg vs 13 mpg
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 4 stars vs 2 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Corolla (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much lower top speed: 115 mph vs 186 mph
  • Power windows not available
  • Much less powerful: 132 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM

common strengths of the Corolla and C63 AMG

  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Corolla vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2012 Volkswagen CC Sport

2012 Volkswagen CC Sport
$29,335

Significant advantages of the CC Sport (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 574 miles vs 331 miles
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 388 miles vs 226 miles

Significant disadvantages of the CC Sport (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much lower top speed: 130 mph vs 186 mph
  • Much less powerful: 200 HP @ 5,100 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 15.9 s s @ 91.0 mph mph vs 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph

common strengths of the CC Sport and C63 AMG

  • Both have power seats for the passenger
  • Both have power seats
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen CC Sport vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2012 Hyundai Sonata SE

2012 Hyundai Sonata SE
$23,855

Significant advantages of the Sonata SE (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 648 miles vs 331 miles
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Much roomier front seats: 61.0 ft3 vs 49.0 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Sonata SE (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much lower top speed: 130 mph vs 186 mph
  • Much less powerful: 200 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Much worse cornering ability: 0.77 g vs 0.91 g

common strengths of the Sonata SE and C63 AMG

  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 4 year
  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2012 Hyundai Sonata SE vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Volkswagen Golf

2011 Volkswagen Golf
$18,765

Significant advantages of the Golf (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much better highway mileage: 33 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 23 mpg vs 13 mpg
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 478 miles vs 331 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Golf (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much lower top speed: 125 mph vs 186 mph
  • Much less powerful: 170 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Much slower 1/4 mile time: 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph

common strengths of the Golf and C63 AMG

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
  • Both have rear spoilers
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Golf vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the C63 AMG compared to mid-size SUV competitors include: it is much more powerful (451 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,000 RPM), is much sportier (8.7 lb/hp vs 16.7 lb/hp), has slightly more airbags (6 vs 5), has a slightly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year) and has a slightly longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (12.4 ft3 vs 68.7 ft3), much less ground clearance (4.1" vs 8.6"), is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (13 mpg vs 16 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (19 mpg vs 23 mpg) and costs more ($61,175 vs $36,375).

2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350
$36,375

Significant advantages of the GLK350 (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 7.9" vs 4.1"
  • Much more cargo room: 54.7 ft3 vs 12.4 ft3
  • Power outlets comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the GLK350 (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much less powerful: 268 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Much longer braking distance from 60mph: 131 ft vs 110 ft
  • Sluggish performance: 15.0 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp

common strengths of the GLK350 and C63 AMG

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 7.0 seconds vs 4.0 seconds
  • Both provide sporty handling: 15.0 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp
  • Both have good airbag coverage: 6 vs 6
arrow Compare the GLK-Class GLK350 vs the C-Class C63 AMG

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
$40,040

Significant advantages of the Grand Cherokee Limited (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.6" vs 4.1"
  • Much more cargo room: 68.7 ft3 vs 12.4 ft3
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 541 miles vs 331 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Grand Cherokee Limited (vs the C63 AMG)

  • Much less powerful: 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Much slower 0-60 mph time: 8.4 seconds vs 4.0 seconds
  • Sluggish performance: 16.7 lb/hp vs 8.7 lb/hp

common strengths of the Grand Cherokee Limited and C63 AMG

  • Fairly powerful: 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 128 ft vs 110 ft
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited vs the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG