Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE VS 2017 Mercedes AMG Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2017 Jaguar F-TYPE

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2017 Mercedes AMG

Safety Comparison

Both the F-Type and the AMG C43 Coupe 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, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

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 C43 Coupe’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 C43 Coupe’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 C43 Coupe.

Engine Comparison

The F-Type S’ standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 18 more horsepower (380 vs. 362) than the AMG C43 Coupe’s 3.0 turbo V6. The F-Type R’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 188 more horsepower (550 vs. 362) and 118 lbs.-ft. more torque (502 vs. 384) than the AMG C43 Coupe’s 3.0 turbo V6. The F-Type SVR’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 213 more horsepower (575 vs. 362) and 132 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 384) than the AMG C43 Coupe’s 3.0 turbo V6.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The F-Type’s standard fuel tank has 1.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the AMG C43 Coupe (18.5 vs. 17.4 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the F-Type’s brake rotors are larger than those on the AMG C43 Coupe:

 

F-Type S

F-Type R

F-Type opt.

AMG C43

Front Rotors

15 inches

15 inches

15.7 inches

14.2 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

14.8 inches

15 inches

12.6 inches

The F-Type 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 AMG C43 Coupe doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the F-Type has larger standard tires than the AMG C43 Coupe (F:245/45R18 & R:275/40R18 vs. F:225/45R18 & R:245/40R18). The F-Type’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the AMG C43 Coupe (275/40R19 vs. 225/45R18).

The F-Type’s optional 255/35R20 front and 295/30R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the AMG C43 Coupe’s 45 series front and 40 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the F-Type offers optional 20-inch wheels. The AMG C43 Coupe’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The F-Type’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 AMG C43 Coupe doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the F-Type is .5 inches wider in the front and 3.3 inches wider in the rear than the track on the AMG C43 Coupe.

Chassis Comparison

The Jaguar F-Type may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 100 to 500 pounds less than the Mercedes AMG C43 Coupe.

The F-Type is 8.9 inches shorter than the AMG C43 Coupe, making the F-Type easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The F-Type has 1 inch more front legroom and 1.7 inches more front shoulder room than the AMG C43 Coupe.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The F-Type Coupe has a larger trunk than the AMG C43 Coupe (11 vs. 10.5 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

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 C43 Coupe 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 C43 Coupe doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Recommendations Comparison

The F-Type was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2014. The AMG C43 Coupe has never been an “All Star.”

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