2019 Mercedes AMG C 63 Coupe vs. 2019 BMW M2 Competition

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Mercedes AMG C 63 Coupe have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The BMW M2 Competition doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The AMG C 63 Coupe’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

Using vehicle speed sensors, smart airbags in the AMG C 63 Coupe deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The AMG C 63 Coupe’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The M2 Competition’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The AMG C 63 Coupe offers an optional Surround View System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The M2 Competition only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The AMG C 63 Coupe’s blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the AMG C 63 Coupe’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The AMG C 63 Coupe’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the AMG C 63 Coupe and the M2 Competition have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available lane departure warning systems.

The Mercedes AMG C 63 Coupe weighs 454 to 534 pounds more than the BMW M2 Competition. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

There are over 10 percent more Mercedes dealers than there are BMW dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the AMG C 63 Coupe’s warranty.

Engine

The AMG C 63 Coupe’s standard 4.0 turbo V8 produces 64 more horsepower (469 vs. 405) and 73 lbs.-ft. more torque (479 vs. 406) than the M2 Competition’s 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. The AMG C 63 S Coupe’s standard 4.0 turbo V8 produces 98 more horsepower (503 vs. 405) and 110 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 406) than the M2 Competition’s 3.0 turbo 6 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the AMG C 63 Coupe gets better fuel mileage than the M2 Competition Auto (17 city/26 hwy vs. 17 city/23 hwy).

The AMG C 63 Coupe has 3.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the M2 Competition (17.4 vs. 13.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Environmental Friendliness

In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Mercedes AMG C 63 Coupe higher (5 out of 10) than the BMW M2 Competition (3). This means the AMG C 63 Coupe produces up to 16.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the M2 Competition every 15,000 miles.

Transmission

The Mercedes AMG C 63 Coupe comes standard with an automatic transmission, for driver comfort, especially in the city. Automatic costs extra on the M2 Competition.

A nine-speed automatic (SMG) is standard on the Mercedes AMG C 63 Coupe, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a seven-speed automatic is available for the M2 Competition.

Brakes and Stopping

The AMG C 63 Coupe S offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the AMG C 63 Coupe’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the M2 Competition (F:255/40R18 & R:285/35R18 vs. F:245/35R19 & R:265/35R19).

The AMG C 63 S Coupe’s optional 285/30R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the M2 Competition’s 35 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the AMG C 63 S Coupe offers optional 20-inch rear wheels. The M2 Competition’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling

The AMG C 63 Coupe has a standard driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads. The M2 Competition’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

The AMG C 63 Coupe’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the AMG C 63 Coupe’s wheelbase is 5.8 inches longer than on the M2 Competition (111.8 inches vs. 106 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the AMG C 63 Coupe is 2.2 inches wider in the front than on the M2 Competition.

For better maneuverability, the AMG C 63 Coupe’s turning circle is 1.3 feet tighter than the M2 Competition’s (37.1 feet vs. 38.4 feet).

Chassis

The design of the Mercedes AMG C 63 Coupe amounts to more than styling. The AMG C 63 Coupe has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .33 Cd. That is lower than the M2 Competition (.35). A more efficient exterior helps the AMG C 63 Coupe go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the AMG C 63 Coupe get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space

The AMG C 63 Coupe has .5 inches more front legroom and .4 inches more front shoulder room than the M2 Competition.

Cargo Capacity

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the AMG C 63 Coupe’s power trunk can be opened or closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer a power or hands-free opening trunk.

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Mercedes service is better than BMW. J.D. Power ranks Mercedes 6th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 11% lower rating, BMW is ranked 8th.

Ergonomics

The AMG C 63 Coupe has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

Unlike the driver-only memory system in the M2 Competition, the AMG C 63 Coupe has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The AMG C 63 Coupe’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The AMG C 63 Coupe offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the AMG C 63 Coupe has standard extendable sun visors. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The AMG C 63 Coupe’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The M2 Competition’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the AMG C 63 Coupe keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

The AMG C 63 Coupe has a standard center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the AMG C 63 Coupe offers an optional Distronic Plus, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

The AMG C 63 Coupe’s optional Active Parking Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Model Availability

The Mercedes AMG C 63 comes in coupe, convertible and sedan bodystyles; the BMW M2 Competition isn’t available as a convertible or sedan.

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