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Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Neil H, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Neil H

    Neil H Senior Member

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    Hi all,
    Have a nice dilemma tomorrow. Taking the ML in for a service, the dealer is keen to sell me a SL to replace my CLS and had agreed to lend me a SL63 for a couple of days. They have sold the SL and so I have to options, C63 or ML63??? Which one needs a test drive?!
    Im erring towards the ML as I cant quite get my head around 525bhp in a 4x4
     
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    id go with the C63, especially if you are thinking of an SL as its a better comparison than the ML
     
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    I'll get the dealers staff doing a conga and get down to the pub then. A day on the lash and who cares what the cars are like?!
     
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    I'd go for the C63 - I absolutely love my Coupe, and as I also have an ABT Q7, I know which is more fun :0)
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    It will be nice to know what way you go, the cars are poles apart :D
     
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    I let the fickle hand of fate decide and it was the C63 waiting for me. Initial impression, very hard, very loud, very not me!!
    I have a trip to Birmingham tonight so will formulate my opinion shortly!

    Ps Malc, missed your wise words. Been off the scene somewhat lately!
     
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    After 2 days living with the C63, I can understand how it could be a belting track day car or maybe a weekend car but to be honest its not an everyday car. Too fast, much too fast.

    I now conceed that I am not a very good driver! The one absolute revelation has been distronic, I cannot believe that I didnt spec it on mine!

    So great fun, brash, shouty and a phenominal machine, but I genuinely am looking forward to getting back into the CLS!
     
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    that is simply impossible, in my book! you can never have enough power! i just wish i could AFFORD more power!
     
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    Yes little point in having a car that you have to feather around on the UK roads, I will hardly ever use the power that my CL has, re the distronic that is the best extra on the car, its a shame that the PLUS version is only fitted to the S classes.
     
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    What does plus do Malc?

    Pete, I feared for my license and frankly my life! It has too much power for a road car, you genuinely wont get to use half of its capability on the normal roads- though I accept thats only my opinion. Im not a fussy Captain Slow either, I drive very quickly where its safe but that machine is just on another planet!
     
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    The plus takes you right down to a complete stop in traffic, and the cars starts off again with the other traffic, the standard distronic cuts out at 20mph.

    I have the plus on my CL and its so nice, I always loved the standard version and so much better than CC

    I understand that soon this will be on all cars soon and this could be the plus version as it is an automatic anti collision device.
     
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    if it frightens you, i will LOVE it! that feeling of if you push too hard, it will bite you extremely hard really gets my adrenalin pumping! something i miss since giving up banger racing etc
     
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    Yes but what does it sound like ? The noise of the SL55 makes me giggle like a loony. If the C63 sounds like a WW2 fighter plane, buy it.
     
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    This C63 comes to a complete stop with distronic, you do have to press the gas to get it moving again though
     
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    And by the way, you don't have to use all the power all the time, it's just fun when you do ...
     
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    I didnt realise that was an option!!:)
    Anyway, it sounds great, looks loony and goes like stink.
     
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    Yes correct, as you say if it does that then it is the plus and I did not know that, it had only been on the S class.
     

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