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/cost 45/£1,846/M/£460 50/£1,489/M/£460
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service £373/£450/£373 £240/£240/£240
Length/wheelbase 4,701/2,765mm 4,988/2,915mm
Height/width 1,448/1,882mm 1,457/1,899mm
Engine V8/6,208cc V8/6,162cc
Peak power 480*/6,800 bhp/rpm 425/6,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 600/5,000 Nm/rpm 550/4,600 Nm/rpm
Transmission 7-spd semi-auto/rwd 6-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 66 litres/foam 73 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 475 litres 496 litres
Kerbweight/payload 1,730/455kg 1,831/429kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient 11.1 metres/N/A 11.4 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery 3yrs (unltd)/30yrs^ 100,000 miles^^/1y
Service intervals/UK dealers Variable/136 10k miles (1yr)/400
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos. 10th/10th 29th/15th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars 82/70/30/5 stars N/A
0-60/30-70mph 4.5/3.6 secs 5.4/5.2 secs
30-50mph (3rd/4th/kickdown) 2.4/3.6/1.5 secs N/A/N/A/2.1 secs
50-70mph (5th/6th/kickdown) 5.1/6.7/2.1 secs N/A/N/A/3.1 secs
Top speed/revs at 70mph 175mph**/1,800rpm 155mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 45.4/33.9/8.9m 48.2/34.3/8.6m
Noise level outside/idle/30/70 61/44/59/64dB 63/53/60/70dB
Auto Express economy/range 17.8mpg/258 miles 16.8mpg/270 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 15.6/33.2/23.5mpg 14.4/27.4/20.6mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket 367/280g/km/35% 388/324g/km/35%
Adaptive dampers/stab/cruise ctrl No/yes/yes Yes/yes/yes
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensors Six/yes/yes Six/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seats Yes/yes/yes Yes/yes/no
Metallic paint/xenons/reverse camera Yes/yes/£390 Yes/no/yes
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth Yes/yes/yes Yes/yes/yes

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