2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG® C63 Sedan vs. 2016 BMW M3 Sedan
If you’re shopping for a luxury sedan with astounding performance capabilities, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the BMW M3 are excellent selections. With formidable engine specs, intelligent handling technology, and up-to-the-minute safety features, the Mercedes-Benz AMG® C63 and M3 stand out even among pricier sedans in their segment. That being said, only one offers a superior blend of power, driver control, and safety. Take a look below to see what you’ll get with the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG® C63 sedan vs. the 2016 BMW M3 sedan!
Performance and Fuel Efficiency
Under the hood of the BMW M3, you’ll find a turbocharged 3.0L 6-cylinder engine, which delivers 425 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. Enhanced with race-derived AMG® technology, the Mercedes-Benz AMG® C63 features a hand-built 4.0L turbo V8 engine, rated at a massive 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. With such power at its core, it’s no wonder the AMG® C63 reaches a top speed of 249 kph without breaking a sweat. The BMW M3, on the other hand, achieves a top speed of 251 kph, but only with the optional 7-speed automatic transmission. What’s more, the AMG® C63 nets a 13.1 L/100 km city rating – much more economical than the M3 sedan’s 13.8 city L/100 km rating.
Handling and Suspension
In addition to power and fuel economy, luxury sedan shoppers look for driver-friendly handling and steering that holds its own against harsh road conditions. Traction and stability control, power steering, and advanced cooling technology are present on both models, letting drivers zip from 0 to 97 kph in 4.0 seconds and 4.1 seconds behind the wheel of the AMG® C63 and M3, respectively.
As RWD sedans, the M3 and AMG® C63 rely on top-notch transmissions for optimal balance and sleek handling. The AMG® C63 gets a 7-speed manually interactive automatic, while the M3 gets a less diverse 6-speed manual. Adding to its performance capabilities, the AMG® C63 sedan includes a standard interactive adaptive variable suspension system with three modes (AMG® Adaptive Sport Suspension), promising an inherently sportier feel.
The BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG® C63 sedans put an emphasis on safety. For added peace of mind, everything from comprehensive airbag protection, to rain-sensing wipers, to keyless entry comes standard on either vehicle. If you’re shopping for ample driver assistance technology, however, you’ll find more of what you’re looking for inside the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C63 sedan vs. the 2016 BMW M3 sedan. To help prevent or mitigate accidents, the AMG® C63 includes the following as part of its standard feature set:
- COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS®
- ATTENTION ASSIST®
- Blind Spot Assist
- Crosswind Assist
Higher Performance for Your Dollar!
All in all, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG® C63 outmatches the 2016 BMW M3 in the performance, handling, and safety categories. Contact our sales department at (888) 436-3849 to learn more about the AMG® C63 sedan! Local drivers are always welcome to drop by Mercedes-Benz Brampton, located at 10 Coachworks Crescent in Brampton, ON!