2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S vs Dodge Challenger Hellcat Mashup Review [Video]

Is a German muscle car better than an American muscle car?

TFL’s Roman Mica decided to find out recently after testing driving a 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 and Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

Combined, Roman drove $160,000 worth of muscle that also had a combined 1,210 horsepower and 8,595 lbs in weight.

Although they’re both muscle cars, there are a lot of differences between the two.

AMG vs. Hellcat

The Mercedes has more refined styling both inside and out while the Dodge has that stripped-down, muscle-bound look. Even the price was significantly different with the Mercedes coming in at a base price of $75,000 while the Dodge’s base price for the Hellcat is $69,280. The Mercedes Roman tested was actually $91,560 because of all the additional features inside.

The Mercedes did better on gas mileage with 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined. The Dodge was 13 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined.

Roman also found that the Mercedes was quick from the get-go with its twin-turbo V8, which helps prevent turbo lag. The Mercedes also produces about 503 horsepower and is governed at a top speed of 180 mph.

The Challenger Hellcat, on the other hand, is also quick and produces about 707 horsepower, which is the most powerful American car people can buy. The Hellcat isn’t governed to any top speed, but the maximum speed it can get to is about 198 mph.

So which vehicle has more brawn and which one has more punch? Did one have both? And, which one did Roman like best? Find out by watching the complete TFL video above.