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urgent question before i spend lots of £££££s

Discussion in 'AMG' started by Gethin Thomas, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Gethin Thomas

    Gethin Thomas New Member

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    Hi guys I am new here, I’ve owned a mercedes in the past and loved it, I have decided that moving away from mercedes was a mistake so now I’m thinking of coming back I have been looking buying an E63s 4Matic+ but I have a question the dealerships don’t appear to be able to anser for me, and I kind of want to know before I spend a lot of money. I would be grateful if anyone can shed any light on my question, I have included 2 pictures to hopefully illustrate my question, I have circled the item I need to know about in red.

    Please can anyone tell me why some cars have the exhaust note button and others have the power icon button instead, the car I am looking at buying has the power button NOT the exhaust one, is this a bad thing? The car still sounds awesome.

    thanks in advance for any help.
     

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    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    Ones with the exhaust button have the "AMG Performance Exhaust" option.

    Both cars have flaps in the rear silencers, but cars with the perf exhaust option have another further up, that splits both banks, and is controlled by this button.
     
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    Gethin Thomas

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    thanks for the reply. ok so it really only affects the sound and nothing more there isn't any detriment to not having it, correct?
     
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    alexanderfoti MBO Forum Supporter Authorised Forum Supporter

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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Sorry just picked up on this thread...(damned work)- I’ve seen very few of these without the performance exhaust option, it seems like it is more desirable with than without on these cars, just a thought
     
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    It's a must have device. :)
     
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    get a couple of grand off it ! simples ;)
     
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    So what does the power button do in the first picture ? Does it turn the stereo on/off ?
     
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    I would suggest your dealer is acting a bit "shy" if they don't know what that button does! They're normally very quick to highlight the AMG Performance Exhaust if it's there... and price it up accordingly!

    As one of the chaps above said, no biggy, but get some money off! ;)
     
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    yeah in the spec list it does say it has the AMG performance exhaust so i'm thinking that maybe they are playing up to people's ignorance, found another car for slightly less money so i think i'm gonna go with that instead
     
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    The performance exhaust (U78) was a £1,000 extra at the time of ordering and, to me at least, worth every penny of it. It really brings the car to life, making it sound much better, particularly at low speeds surprisingly.

    At full chat the exhaust opens up anyway so it's irrelevant there but flicking the button at lower revs turns a rather subdued sound into a meaningful deep growl.

    Personally, I wouldn't entertain one without it.
     
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    I'd not be bothered by the lack of switchable exhaust. If you are looking at one with the option, make sure you blip the car at standstill with the loud exhaust engaged and listen for a tinkly rattling sound. I've seen a few where the flaps wear and rattle.
     
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    Did you buy it?
     

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