For generations, there have been two cars that have been fighting each other. The BMW M3 and the Mercedes HTML63 AMG are both rivals. The M3 and the C63 have been rivals for years. However, this article will end that rivalry once and for all.
These cars come in both rear-wheel drive and have powerful, large engines. They are known for their incredible interiors, comfort, and driver-focused cabins. One has a powerful V8, while the other has an elegant inline-six. Only one can win.
The Mercedes C63 AMG is an Angry Lion
Mercedes is well-known for making powerful, loud, and fast cars. The AMG division produces powerful engines and the C63 has always been equipped with these engines. The 4.0l V8 in the current C63 produces approximately 503 horsepower.
Although AMG has unfortunately dropped the naturally-aspirated, 6.2l engine from the C63’s previous-gen C63, the newer Biturbo engine packs as much punch. It doesn’t sound quite as powerful as the 6.2l engine, but it sounds scary nonetheless. The 4.0l Biturbo engine is a great sounding one. It runs very well. When it is lowered, the C63 shows little or no turbo lag. This allows it to accelerate to high speeds almost instantly.
Although the C63 AMG’s newer generation is available in a coupe version, the saloon is more aggressive and beastly. As you can see, the saloon looks both intimidating and practical. There are three trim levels for the 2015-2019 C63. The C63s, C63s, and the C63s edition 1. They are all-powerful powerhouses and sound equally good.
The C63 can be tuned to produce huge horsepower gains when modified. A tuned C63, which is a V8, would sound very intimidating when idle and rumble along like a V8. The C63, as annoying as it may sound, is an absolute joy to listen to.
The BMW M3 Could Just Be A Understated Menace
Yes. The BMW M3 dropped the obnoxious supercharged V8 for a puny sounding inline-six; however, don’t be fooled. A lighter chassis and driver-focused driving experience allow the newer generation M3’s to reach insane speeds as well as handle perfectly. Available with carbon fiber roofs, the BMW M3 has the possibility to reduce its center of gravity and handle around corners as seamlessly as possible.
The M3 is also available in a Competition Package or a CS trim. It delivers extraordinary power and craftsmanship but it lacks the V8 growl. It has maintained its ridiculous rear-wheel-drive system, but it has been updated with modern techtainment systems. There are many wild options for the M3. We love the Austin Yellow and Sakhir Orange.
Which would win on paper?
Let’s now see what these cars do on paper. The BMW M3 can go 6.71 miles per gallon, while the Mercedes C63 AMG goes 14.49 km/L.
The Mercedes C63 AMG produces 503hp, while the BMW M3 only makes 431hp. Although both are petrol engines, the Mercedes C63 AMG appears to be more powerful. The C63 is the dominant M3, but on paper, the C63 is the best. However, the C63 AMG dominates the M3 as well.
Which Beast would you choose?
Both cars are great, and it is obvious which car is superior. However, we still do respect the BMW M3. The M3 offers something unique that the Mercedes C63 AMG doesn’t. The M3 offers a more track focussed cabin and performance setup. Featuring a solid DCT gearbox, the M3 can switch gears instantaneously and quickly reclaim lost time through corners.
The Mercedes C63 AMG has a stronger engine and a louder V8 engine. We would still choose it. The 503 horsepower V8 is a dream, and the music it creates never stops. It has a beautiful interior and a timeless body design. This generation of the c63 is a great sports car.