Mercedes C63 AMG vs Vauxhall VXR8 GTS - specifications

 Mercedes C63 AMG Vauxhall VXR8 GTS Auto
On the road price/total as tested£55,565/£64,715£51,250/£52,550
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£25,004/45.0%£20,398/39.8%
Depreciation£30,561£30,853
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£3,830/£7,661£3,514/£7,027
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£4,168/£6,947£4,416/£7,360
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost45/£1,846/M/£46050/£1,489/M/£460
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£373/£450/£373£240/£240/£240
Length/wheelbase4,701/2,765mm4,988/2,915mm
Height/width1,448/1,882mm1,457/1,899mm
EngineV8/6,208ccV8/6,162cc
Peak power 480*/6,800 bhp/rpm425/6,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 600/5,000 Nm/rpm550/4,600 Nm/rpm
Transmission 7-spd semi-auto/rwd6-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel66 litres/foam73 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 475 litres496 litres
Kerbweight/payload1,730/455kg1,831/429kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.1 metres/N/A11.4 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/30yrs^100,000 miles^^/1y
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/13610k miles (1yr)/400
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.10th/10th29th/15th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars82/70/30/5 stars N/A
0-60/30-70mph4.5/3.6 secs5.4/5.2 secs
30-50mph (3rd/4th/kickdown)2.4/3.6/1.5 secsN/A/N/A/2.1 secs
50-70mph (5th/6th/kickdown) 5.1/6.7/2.1 secsN/A/N/A/3.1 secs
Top speed/revs at 70mph 175mph**/1,800rpm 155mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 45.4/33.9/8.9m48.2/34.3/8.6m
Noise level outside/idle/30/7061/44/59/64dB63/53/60/70dB
Auto Express economy/range17.8mpg/258 miles16.8mpg/270 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 15.6/33.2/23.5mpg14.4/27.4/20.6mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket367/280g/km/35%388/324g/km/35%
Adaptive dampers/stab/cruise ctrlNo/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/yesYes/yes/no
Metallic paint/xenons/reverse cameraYes/yes/£390Yes/no/yes
Sat-nav/USB connection/BluetoothYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes

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