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      07-23-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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File this under "What if?" What if you had 130,000 EUR to spend on and were looking for a car? Two cars to consider would be the M3 GTS and the just-unveiled C63 AMG Black Series Coupe. 4.4l vs 6.2l V8, 450hp vs 517hp, 1605kg vs (est) 1710kg. Unlike the M3 GTS, the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe will be available in the US starting Spring 2012.

We've included a photo comparison, a spec comparison and two videos showing both cars' engine sounds below. So you tell us, who's the king?





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Engine Sound


M3 GTS




C63 Black Series





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Specifications BMW E92 M3 GTSMercedes-Benz C63 Black Series
Body
No. of doors/seats2 / 22 / 2 (4)
Length4645 mmTBA
Width1804 mmTBA
Height (unladen)1387 mmTBA
Wheelbase2760 mmTBA
Track, front/rear1546 mm / 1539 mmTBA
Weight, unladen (EU)1605kg / 3538lbs1710kg / 3770lbs (est)
Engine
Configuration/No of cyls/valvesV / 8 / 4V / 8 / 4
Effective capacity4,361 ccm6,208 ccm
Bore92.0 mm102.2 mm
Stroke82.0 mm94.6 mm
Compression ratio12.0:111.3:1
Output331kw / 450hp380kw / 517hp
@8,300 rpm6,800 rpm
Torque440 Nm620 Nm
@3,750 rpm
Brakes/Tires
Brakes, front Six-piston fixed-calliper compound disc brakesSix-piston fixed-calliper compound disc brakes
Diameter378mm x 32mm, vented and perforated390mm x 36mm, perforated and ventilated
Brakes, rearFour-piston fixed-calliper compound disc brakesFour-piston fixed-calliper integral disc brakes
Diameter380mm x 28mm, vented and perforated360mm x 26mm, perforated and ventilated
Tyres, front/rear255/35 ZR19255/35 R 19
Tyres, rear285/30 ZR19285/30 R 19
Rims, front9J x 19 LM9 x 19 AMG light alloy wheels
Rims, rear10J x 19 LM9,5 x 19 AMG light alloy wheels
TransmissionSeven-speed M Dual Clutch Drivelogic transmissionAMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed
Performance
Power-to-weight4.6 kg/kW4.5 kg/kW
Output per litre75.9 kW/l 61.2 kW/l
Acceleration 0–100 kph4.4s4.2s
0–1000 m22.5sTBA
Top speed305kphTBA
Nürburgring7:48TBD
Hockenheim1:12.5TBD
Fuel consumption (EU)
Combined12.7l/100km12.2 l/100km
CO2295g/km286g/km
Emission ratingEU5EU5


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      07-25-2011, 02:34 PM   #2
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Benz>in looks except the wheels gotta go to the M3
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      07-25-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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That AMG sound made me crawl under my desk, so mean and sexy
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An even better comparison would be to have some shots of the C63 AMG BS with the track package. Unfortunately there aren't many photos of it floating around and MB hasn't released any press shots of it, but here are a couple of teasers.

The Benz received a much more unique treatment and looks more special imo.



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      07-25-2011, 02:45 PM   #5
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hahahah ill take the Black Series over the GTS...
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      07-25-2011, 02:46 PM   #6
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Definitely the BENZ is fresher than the BMW.We will wait for the new M3.
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      07-25-2011, 02:49 PM   #7
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Benz win . . . Can't feel the M3 after watching that AMG!
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An even better comparison would be to have some shots of the C63 AMG BS with the track package. Unfortunately there aren't many photos of it floating around and MB hasn't released any press shots of it, but here are a couple of teasers.

The Benz received a much more unique treatment and looks more special imo.



That's stunning!
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      07-25-2011, 02:51 PM   #9
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Benz. I don't think the GTS is that much different than the regular M3 for me to take over the BS.
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benz def looks meaner. They put more exclusive body work on it. The GTS is just a regular m3 with a chicken WANG. But i bet the gts will win around a track.
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I for one doesn´t give a damn about what looks best.
I´m more of a form follows function kinda guy.

Merc can produce whatever they want, for me BMW knows the formula nobody else knows or even takes the time to look into.
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      07-25-2011, 02:54 PM   #12
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I thought the Red BS looked good except that it kinda looked like an accord coupe but that white BS is pure sex! I am sad to say that I would take the white BS over the GTS. PLUS.... The BS still has a stereo and other creature comforts.
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Benz just sounds nasty.. Theres just something more to the benz that makes it more exciting than the GTS.
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il take the M just because it's an M, and M = the best. But I have to say, that merc looks and sounds amazing
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The people who put together the GTS definitely underachieved...that's the bottom line. I'm expecting the BS to blow it out of the water in terms of numbers
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i would take the c63 black series over the m3 gts... but i would take a regular m3 over a regular c63
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Btw, the BS cost about 21k euros less than the GTS. I think that's a pretty big price difference...
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C63BS > M3 GTS so far.
let's see the track times!
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I for one doesn´t give a damn about what looks best.
I´m more of a form follows function kinda guy.

Merc can produce whatever they want, for me BMW knows the formula nobody else knows or even takes the time to look into.
Agreed, those extra 200 pounds are gonna kill the merc against the bmw. Obviously the merc is a lot more flamboyant but the bmw is more refined. I see the merc as some cocky teenager while the bmw is more of a seasoned vet. Who will you place your bet on?
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i would take the c63 black series over the m3 gts... but i would take a regular m3 over a regular c63
agreed. This is the first merc that I am totally into. I think it's just so fuckin sweet
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An even better comparison would be to have some shots of the C63 AMG BS with the track package. Unfortunately there aren't many photos of it floating around and MB hasn't released any press shots of it, but here are a couple of teasers.

The Benz received a much more unique treatment and looks more special imo.



Shittt that C63BS looks amazing in white. I know you don't buy these cars for their designs exactly but the GTS looks terrible IMO. I hate Fire Orange. The BS on the other hand I want to see it in black and grey too.

Thanks for posting pics.
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