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      03-14-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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Pitted C63 AMG against my E92 M3 (Pics and all)

Ok, for those of you that may be wondering, I had a great chance today to test drive a C63 AMG. In a nut shell, C63 is a faster car than the E92, absolutely NO question about that. The 63 pulls very, very hard with all that torque couple to a fabulous and very quick automatic transmission. The exhaust sound is fantastic, downshifting is a joy to do as the engine gurgles and pops. It is also a very, very stable platform at speed got to 240 kph in NO TIME!!! The seats and steering wheel are FAR nicer than those that we find on the E92. Now, at the end of the day however, the E92 enters and exits curbs at high speed much better than the 63 that suffer from understeer and forces you to slow down. Passing is surprisingly about the same in both cars since the M3, when reved, is a killer as well. General body style etc… E92!! End of the day, I like the M3, but not at all by a large margin.
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      03-14-2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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      03-14-2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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      03-14-2008, 10:05 PM   #4
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Nice review, thanks for sharing. Your M3 with those rims are one of the hottest i've seen.
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      03-14-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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maybe the C63 is faster but in my opionion the M3 looks way better than the C63
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maybe the C63 is faster but in my opionion the M3 looks way better than the C63
I agree, I still like the E92 M3 better, but MB has come a long long way with their C Class sports sedan.
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The C63 looks awesome. Both of the cars are outstanding, I would love to have either one.

To the OP, your M3 setup is outstanding.

Props to Mercedes.
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And Mantis, if you are out there, even the OP said that the C63 has better seats and a better steering wheel than the M3, so whether or not that is a fact, at least the OP is objective when offering his opinion as an M3 owner. Maybe this helps to establish the fact that the C63 does not have a "cheap" interior.
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Thanks for the great pics and reviews. Must have been nice to compare those two great cars. I can not imagine much beating your M. That is one hot looking machine. Killer wheels!
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BMW Mexico are you sure your car is 465hp. I cant help but think that you should have him if that is the case. Just look at how close an E90(heavier) M3 ran the C63 in the MotorTrend comparo. Did you notice any difference before and after the reflash? If the DCT turns out to be as good as hyped I can see an E92 DCT licking the C63. I cant agree on your comments on the seats either. I have been in both and have two reviews that say the seats in the C63 are too firm.
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the c63 seems so unrefined to me. everything is blocky and the lines just don't match up when compared to the m3. the MB symbol up front is huge and those headlight washers must clean the whole damn car! thanks for the pics though...
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If by faster you mean in straight line acceleration, point taken. Otherwise, I would bet you'd spank the C63 AMG at the "Autodromo" in lap times with your E92 M3 (Top Gear and MotorTrend at least have)
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Love the C63 from the front. It always looks like it is pissed off.
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C63 is a good crusing machine but the M3 is a great all arounder track and date nights
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And Mantis, if you are out there, even the OP said that the C63 has better seats and a better steering wheel than the M3, so whether or not that is a fact, at least the OP is objective when offering his opinion as an M3 owner. Maybe this helps to establish the fact that the C63 does not have a "cheap" interior.
i dont get how anyone in the US would know how the interior of a C63 feels [cheap] unless they sat in one at a car show or something
 
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A friend was considering the C63 and then he sat in one. He hated the "opel Zafira"interior. Otherwise awesome engine and sound!
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If by faster you mean in straight line acceleration, point taken. Otherwise, I would bet you'd spank the C63 AMG at the "Autodromo" in lap times with your E92 M3 (Top Gear and MotorTrend at least have)
Correct, that is what I mean!!!
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A friend was considering the C63 and then he sat in one. He hated the "opel Zafira"interior. Otherwise awesome engine and sound!
The C63 interior looks good IMO in black only!! Still, you do have to see it, the seats are very, very nice!!!!
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i dont get how anyone in the US would know how the interior of a C63 feels [cheap] unless they sat in one at a car show or something
I agree. I don't know why Mantis would say it was cheap, because he hasn't been in one.
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I agree. I don't know why Mantis would say it was cheap, because he hasn't been in one.
Hahahaha!! Good point!!!
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At present the C-class is the nearer thing to an Audi interior among the other two top German brands, it's materials (dash and seats) have a top notch feel about them that currently aren't there with the 3 series. The seats warrant special mention as they are a work of art, as is the steering wheel.

If Mercedes had provided a manual gearbox like that in the SLK then I could have seen it as a worthy alternative to me getting an M3 but being solely an automatic ruled it out right from the start.

Great car though with the looks of a DTM and the engine to match.
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Wow, the C63 looks very dull in that color for some reason =/

The ///M definitely stands out, and yes I don't care if the C63 a bit faster - the ///M just owns in looks...
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