Drag Race: 750-HP C 63 AMG vs. 700-HP M3
The CarWOW team has arranged for a race between a tuned BMW F80 M3 and an even more extreme Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Black Series.
The latter coupe emerged in 2011 and packed a 6.2-liter V8 supercharged to deliver 517 PS (510 HP / 380 kW) to the wheels. MSL Performance tweaked a number of things to get these numbers up to 750 HP (750 hp / 560 kW) and 950 Nm (701 lb-ft) of torque. The car weighs in at 1,750 kilos (3,858 pounds) or so and uses a seven-range DCT to drive the rear wheels.
The F80 M3 was launched in 2014 and had a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six under the hood good for 431 PS (425 hp / 317 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft). Tuned by Evolve, it went up to 710 PS (700 hp / 522 kW) and 950 Nm (701 lb-ft). With the same transmission and drive type, the Bavarian sedan weighs in 200 kg (440 lbs) under its Stuttgart rival.
In the end, the outcomes of most races depended on who could launch faster, although drive modes came into play as well. The BMW fell behind in a standing start race, but surpassed its opponent at a brake test.
Editor Andrew Raspopov