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      06-07-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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M3 vs C63 observations

I just had a close look at a C63 this evening and I must say it is quite a nice looking car, at least from the front. The rear is just ok to my eyes. I really like the look of the wheels as well. I didn't get a chance to drive the car, but I did get to start it up and play with the gizmos. Some observations:

C63 strengths:

The exhaust note is to DIE for!
The front seats have super support
The interiors are quite nice

C63 weaknesses:

Rear leg-room is quite crappy, especially considering it has four doors

I've read that the ride quality on the C63 is also extremely harsh and that it is even thirstier than the E92 M3, which is really not surprising considering it's packing a 6.2 L engine!

Anybody driven one and have anything to share with the rest of us?
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      06-07-2008, 06:24 PM   #2
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I test drove the C63 and took it for about a 30 minute spin. Here's the skinny, the seats are really firm, this is related to the primary complaint about the ride being harsh. Lack of any EDC doesn't help either. It was so bad that my even wife didn't like it at all.
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it looks really aggressive but the rear looks like a kia
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I've driven one. It is scary how effortless it is to get this car going fast. The seats are indeed quite snug, but I liked them a lot. On a cold start, the sound of the exhaust is pure bliss.
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      06-07-2008, 08:37 PM   #6
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You would think MB could put EDC style shocks on the C63......which allows for much lighter springs and a far better ride just like the M3..... "If" the C63 looked better I would have considered it...but I just don't like the way it looks...the old C class was better
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      06-08-2008, 12:47 AM   #7
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You would think MB could put EDC style shocks on the C63......which allows for much lighter springs and a far better ride just like the M3..... "If" the C63 looked better I would have considered it...but I just don't like the way it looks...the old C class was better
They could...but not at a price to be competition for the M...

Hell, you have to pay $3900 just to get LSD, sport brakes and suspension...on an AMG...

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not available in manual, no EDC, nothing special about throttle and steering settings, has an aggressive front with no ass at all
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The rear is so ugly, the front is very aggressive but it looks like the designers half assed it (no pun intended lol).
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So where is the "M3" part?

I second the wrong forum bit too.
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I don't care much for the C63.
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its still a MB - an old mans car.
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      06-08-2008, 03:41 AM   #13
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I test drove the C63 and took it for about a 30 minute spin. Here's the skinny, the seats are really firm, this is related to the primary complaint about the ride being harsh. Lack of any EDC doesn't help either. It was so bad that my even wife didn't like it at all.
I'm waiting for the guy who owns the car I saw to put some more miles on it and then I'll take my M3 out some day and have some fun with him! I guess the harsh ride would be a MAJOR problem, especially in India.


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not available in manual, no EDC, nothing special about throttle and steering settings, has an aggressive front with no ass at all
All good points.


Has anyone else driven a C63 AND an E92 M3 and have a user's perspective? I find that often the car mags / shows have a bias of sorts and it never hurts to hear from an end-user (who may also have a bias, but you get what I'm saying)!
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      06-08-2008, 05:11 AM   #14
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its still a MB - an old mans car.
+1

They are trying to get away form that image though.
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      06-08-2008, 06:19 AM   #15
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kbk_75 ... what did the M3 cost you in India? ... curious i be ... heard cars there are super duper expensive ...
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I thought the interiors are really cheap looking? That's what the reviews said.
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      06-08-2008, 09:53 AM   #18
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I thought the interiors are really cheap looking? That's what the reviews said.
+1. I prefer the m3 interior alot more.
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I thought the interiors are really cheap looking? That's what the reviews said.
Nah, the interior is really nice in person. The leather on the seats is incredible.
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Nah, the interior is really nice in person. The leather on the seats is incredible.
Seats are nice but everything else is just...meh...
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I went and saw the C63 before I bought my my M3 last week. I wasn't phased one bit!
I also wasn't impressed on the sales people that work there. Some where a**holes to me.
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I went and saw the C63 before I bought my my M3 last week. I wasn't phased one bit!
I also wasn't impressed on the sales people that work there. Some where a**holes to me.
It depends on the dealer, not the Brand.

There are endless stories about jacka$$ dealers for all brands, mostly German luxury car. BMW dealer, surprsingly, treated me better than any though.
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