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      05-18-2011, 07:39 AM   #1
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M3 vs C63 Coupe - Autocar

Hi all,

Hopefully this isn't a repost, but here's the scanned article from today's UK Autocar magazine, giving a very balanced twin test of the new C63 against the M3 DCT Competition Package.

I won't spoil the outcome, so enjoy the article!
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      05-18-2011, 07:59 AM   #2
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Thanks for the post.
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      05-18-2011, 08:30 AM   #3
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      05-18-2011, 09:10 AM   #4
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I like the article. Thank you for posting.
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      05-18-2011, 10:43 AM   #5
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"Both cars have a proper, performance-oriented paddle-shift gearboxes."

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      05-18-2011, 10:45 AM   #6
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"Both cars have a proper, performance-oriented paddle-shift gearboxes."

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You've driven the 2012 c63 amg coupe? You are aware of the changes...right?




Anyway, it was a nice article - sure made me proud of my decision.
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      05-18-2011, 11:41 AM   #7
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great article. thanks for posting it!
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      05-18-2011, 01:47 PM   #8
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Nice.
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      05-19-2011, 12:36 AM   #9
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I stopped reading when they said Mercedes was "jealous" of BMW.
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      05-19-2011, 03:30 AM   #10
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Those AMG guys are retarded to put that kind of firepower on 255 tires.
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There isnt a single word in the text saying it's a M3 with Competition package. Wheels doesn't prove anything.
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You've driven the 2012 c63 amg coupe? You are aware of the changes...right?




Anyway, it was a nice article - sure made me proud of my decision.
No, I'm referring to the fact that now automotive journalists are referring to flappy paddle gearboxes as "proper". That kills me.
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cool article, thanks for posting. the AMG coupe definitely is a great looking and performing car and I'm glad (as I'm sure most people on here would agree) they are keeping pressure on M division to continue to push the design and performance of the M3.

Eager to hear more about the AMG transmission, but I think BMW will [hopefully] always have the advantage there...
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good read, thx
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      05-19-2011, 01:49 PM   #15
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Those AMG guys are retarded to put that kind of firepower on 255 tires.
+1.....I'm a bit surprised by that. But everything else in the article doesn't......

Different strokes for different folks; I still say these two cars are aimed at different buyers and that for the Merc buyers this new coupe is perfect for them.

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orange brake calipers looks stupid.
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      05-20-2011, 03:13 AM   #17
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25.2 mpg combined? HA!!!
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      05-20-2011, 03:56 AM   #18
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Fail

That article is cutting BMW some slack by testing a C63 without the performance package.

That C63 in the article has no LSD and is the less powerful version of the car.
This UK magazines suck. I will wait for a Edmunds Insideline Review or some other reliable source.
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Thanks for posting the article. I really wish that the c63 had frameless door, and that the rear windows would go down like the other Benz coupes.
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      05-20-2011, 10:37 AM   #20
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Thanks for the quality read!
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      05-20-2011, 04:39 PM   #21
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Those AMG guys are retarded to put that kind of firepower on 255 tires.
Agreed.
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      05-20-2011, 05:40 PM   #22
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Those AMG guys are retarded to put that kind of firepower on 255 tires.
Going to 265 tires helps a bit but you are dead right. I unintentionally spin my rear tires all the time. It can actually be unsafe to light up the rears when you are trying to pull out from a side street into traffic because you don't get forward momentum for a few seconds.
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