The F-Type offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The AMG C63 Cabriolet doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.
To help make backing safer, the F-Type’s optional 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 AMG C63 Cabriolet doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.
Both the F-Type and the AMG C63 Cabriolet have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available blind spot warning systems and rearview cameras.
The F-Type comes with a full 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24 hour roadside assistance. The AMG C63 Cabriolet’s 4 year/50,000 mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.
The F-Type’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the AMG C63 Cabriolet’s (6 vs. 5 years).
Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the F-Type for 5 years and 60,000 miles. Jaguar will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Mercedes doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the AMG C63 Cabriolet.
The F-Type SVR’s 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 72 more horsepower (575 vs. 503) than the AMG C63 Cabriolet S’ optional 4.0 turbo V8.
The F-Type’s standard fuel tank has 1.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the AMG C63 Cabriolet (18.5 vs. 17.4 gallons).
For better traction, the F-Type’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the AMG C63 Cabriolet (275/40R19 vs. 255/40R18).
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the F-Type offers optional 20-inch wheels. The AMG C63 Cabriolet’s largest wheels are only 19-inches in the front and 20-inches in the rear.
For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the F-Type is 1.8 inches wider in the rear than the track on the AMG C63 Cabriolet.
For better maneuverability, the F-Type’s turning circle is 2.1 feet tighter than the AMG C63 Cabriolet’s (35 feet vs. 37.1 feet).
The Jaguar F-Type may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 750 pounds less than the Mercedes AMG C63 Cabriolet.
The F-Type is 11 inches shorter than the AMG C63 Cabriolet, making the F-Type easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.
The F-Type has 1 inch more front legroom and 1.7 inches more front shoulder room than the AMG C63 Cabriolet.
To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the F-Type Coupe offers an optional power trunk, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button. The AMG C63 Cabriolet doesn’t offer a power trunk.
In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The F-Type has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The AMG C63 Cabriolet doesn’t offer headlight washers.
On extremely cold Winter days, the F-Type’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The AMG C63 Cabriolet doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.
The F-Type was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2014. The AMG C63 Cabriolet has never been an “All Star.”