Mercedes-Benz and Lexus have a longstanding rivalry that stretches back to the beginning of Lexus itself. In particular, these two coupes have been compared to each other more than we can count, but for great reason. Both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lexus RC are sporty cars that feature supercar power without the supercar price tag, but which one is better?
The Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 63 is a crowd favorite. It is aggressive, stylish, and now available as a coupe, sedan, or a cabriolet. This versatility will vary the price of the Mercedes-Benz, but for the sake of this comparison, we look at the coupe only.
|2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class||VS||2017 Lexus RC F Coupe|
|4.0L Biturbo V8||Engine||5.0L V8|
|479 lb-ft||Torque||389 lb-ft|
|4.1 Seconds||0-60||4.4 Seconds|
The first place to look for incongruences between two similar cars is almost always under the hood. In this case, car enthusiasts around the world rejoice to see the classic V8 engine hiding in both cars. They both have very similar power outputs, although there is a very significant difference between the two that we simply can't overlook. The torque. The Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 63 has a smaller engine, yet it makes more power. It does this by use of a biturbo system, which is essentially a twin turbo engine with parallel turbo spooling. By forcing more pressure into the pistons of the hand built Mercedes-Benz AMG® engine, horsepower and torque go through the roof. In this case, you can expect almost 100 extra lb.-ft. of torque in the C 63, which is the kind of power you want for everyday use.
It is also important to note that the C 63 is not the highest-performing C-Class in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. Above it is the Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 63 S. The S model has the same engine and the same luxury features, but is specially tuned to produce more than 500 horsepower and reach a top speed of 174 miles per hour. If you have any questions about why Mercedes-Benz is a smart place to invest your money, come to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today to take a C-Class for a test drive.