Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG W204 vs BMW M3 F80 Speedometer Battle

A little over a month ago we gave you the the first ever acceleration versus between the new BMW M4 F82 and a Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe, with the two cars going surprisingly neck and neck up until 200 km/h (124 mph) or so.
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Photo: Daimler AG/BMW/Edited by autoevolution
OK, we admit, it was more of a speedometer versus and the cars weren't actually side by side in a drag race, so the road conditions were most likely different between the two, while there is also no way of knowing how many persons were inside each car.

Despite all that, we wouldn't put speedometer versus videos too down, as they do provide a clue about how some cars can accelerate in real life, with no professional drivers behind the wheel, while the way that the speedo needle can move in some cars is simply mesmerizing.

With that being said, we have an all-new speedometer versus between an AMG and M-Technik car, only this time we're looking at a Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG W204 and a BMW M3 F80.

Unlike the Coupe versus Coupe video, the following sees the M3 as a clear winner, something which was somewhat expected considering the age, weight and the transmission technology difference between the two models.

Just to put things into perspective, when equipped with the dual-clutch transmission, the new BMW M3 F80 is no less than 100 kg (220 pounds) lighter than the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG W204, which is like the AMG is driving with a fat man as a passenger (the weight numbers in the video are off, ed).

Along with an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential in standard and meatier tires, it is no wonder that the new M3 is faster than the old C 63 AMG, despite the considerable difference in both horsepower and torque in the AMG's favor.

On the other hand, the fact that the C 63 AMG didn't encounter the best conditions at start is pretty clear, as the car doesn't actually accelerate that slow until 100 km/h (62 mph). Despite that, even the official numbers say that the AMG should have lost, just not this badly.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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