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      04-11-2012, 03:15 AM   #1
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Ess E92 or C63 AMG, Opinions?

If you had a choice would you rather add an ESS supercharger to your current dct E92, or buy a new 2013 C63 AMG with the development package?

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      04-11-2012, 03:48 AM   #2
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2 different cars , dont start another m3 vs c63 thread.
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ask this question over on a benz forum.


i think u kno my answer.
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How much do you care about a warranty?
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      04-11-2012, 07:50 AM   #5
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Want warranty? C63

Don't care about warranty or M is already out of warranty? ESS
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^^+1 ESS SC M3 is no joke.
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^^+1 ESS SC M3 is no joke.
I can attest to that first-hand.
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      04-11-2012, 09:19 AM   #8
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2 different cars , dont start another m3 vs c63 thread.
This is not an M3 vs C63 Amg flame thread. Both great cars. This is a thread to get some insight into an actual decision that I am going to make. Thought I'd get some input from people who are car enthusiasts and might have driven / owned both cars.
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      04-11-2012, 09:28 AM   #9
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Two very different cars IMO. And yes, if warranty is an issue for you the C63 is a solid choice (looks like you wanna switch things up). Be advised... you need to mod the C63 before you even pick it up from the dealer - AMG decided to put bicycle tires on that thing.

Otherwise the M3 with an ESS kit will take the AMG's lunch money all day long.... if you upgrade the rest of the car, a SC'ed M3 will hang with many supercars.
Thanks for the input SehrSchnell. I was thinking the same thing about the tires on the C63 Amg. What other mods would you make to the M3? Also gonna try and keep one of these cars as a DD.
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      04-11-2012, 09:29 AM   #10
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Want warranty? C63

Don't care about warranty or M is already out of warranty? ESS
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A more fair comparison would be

Weistec C63 vs ESS M3.. come on


And in that case, I'd probably bite my fingernails completely off trying to figure out which to choose.
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      04-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #12
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The advantage of a S/Ced M3 is that you
1) now exceed the horsepower ( significantly) of the C63
2) you still weight 350 lb less
3) and you still have the handling advantage.


And you can pick Monte Carlo Blue as a color choice
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OP has a good question: how would the ESS M3 hold up as a DD?
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2014-2015 should see the completely redone c63 amg with the 5.5L twin turbo v8. I'd keep the m3, then consider a change when both the m4 and the new amg come out. But you'd be enjoying an ess m3 so that shouldn't make waiting that hard
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A more fair comparison would be

Weistec C63 vs ESS M3.. come on


And in that case, I'd probably bite my fingernails completely off trying to figure out which to choose.
The reason I'm not throwing in the Weistec into the mix is the expense. I can either add the Ess to the M3 that I already own, or get the C63 Amg. I could add the Weistec on down the road a bit, but for now it's the origional options posted above.
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2014-2015 should see the completely redone c63 amg with the 5.5L twin turbo v8. I'd keep the m3, then consider a change when both the m4 and the new amg come out. But you'd be enjoying an ess m3 so that shouldn't make waiting that hard
Very good point. Only issue is I'm not sure I'd like the m4 as much without the V8. No piped in exhaust noise through the stero for me, ala the M5. So You are even more on point. Keeping the M3 and adding an Ess, keeps me in a V8 as a DD, and let's me wait for C63 AMG with 5.5 V8 biturbo (if Amg doesn't detune it to much).
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2014-2015 should see the completely redone c63 amg with the 5.5L twin turbo v8. I'd keep the m3, then consider a change when both the m4 and the new amg come out. But you'd be enjoying an ess m3 so that shouldn't make waiting that hard
Very good point. Only issue is I'm not sure I'd like the m4 as much without the V8. No piped in exhaust noise through the stero for me, ala the M5. So You are even more on point. Keeping the M3 and adding an Ess, keeps me in a V8 as a DD, and let's me wait for C63 AMG with 5.5 V8 biturbo (if Amg doesn't detune it to much).
I was very hesitant on thinking about the next m4 not being a v8 but after how fun driving the 1m is, I can only hold my opinions till after I drive it. However the next amg will be an animal as it is said to be in the 480-520 range in horsepower and it being FI should allow for some pretty gains with just a tune. Only time will tell!
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