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Mercedes Benz and AMG Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Six6siX, May 15, 2014.

  1. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,595

    Erm, this isnt true? The brakes are almost as cheap as any other performance car....the discs are just over £50ea for Pagid, and £70 for a pad set.
     
  2. Orifice

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002

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    Just traded the Focus ST in for this.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. sunny007

    Mobster

    Joined: May 20, 2007

    Posts: 3,519

    Location: East London

    Awaesome !!! Nice colour !

    I did the same ! My car pic is on the first page :)
     
  4. Jester*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 25, 2013

    Posts: 1,573

    Location: Kent

    It depends if you have a 171 with the big brakes. There are not any readily available aftermarket disks. Trust me I have looked, got a contact at brembo who also couldn't supply me due to merc being the only supplier.
     
  5. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,595

    Well I am talking about the car which I thought was being discussed, the R171 SLK55? The discs are £50 each with a pagid pad set at less than £40...:confused:
     
  6. konicky

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 19, 2005

    Posts: 845

    Depends on the year and whether the brakes are composite or not and personally on a car like the SLK55 I'd stick with the original equipment, but each to their own!

    My 350 is plenty quick enough anyway and cheaper to run!! :D
     
  7. DAIR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

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    Location: Cayman Islands

    .... AMG?

    More details please
     
  8. Jester*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 25, 2013

    Posts: 1,573

    Location: Kent

    2005-2007ish the SLK55 came with a 2 piece rotor floating disc on the front (6 pot fronts and then 4 pot rears) then after this date this brake kit became an option as they thought it was hindering sales. The 2 piece rotor is expensive and as far as I am aware there are no aftermarket replacements and OEM's are circa £500 a disc.

    Saying that there may be an alternative over in the states which would save alot of money over OEM http://www.racingbrake.com/C32-CLK55-AMG-FRONT-p/2118.htm. Not sure if any UK SLK55 owners have fitted these yet.

    They are epic brakes mind.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2014
  9. Orifice

    Man of Honour

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    Yes, late 2009 C63 in Cubanite Silver.
     
  10. DAIR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

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    Location: Cayman Islands

    Nice. Looking to get one in the near future. Test drove a coupe (prefer the Saloon) a couple of weeks ago. Absolutely loved it.

    What was the deal and how long have you had it?
     
  11. Orifice

    Man of Honour

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    I picked it up last night, so not long. It was just under £27k with full MB service history, 12 months warranty. Could have got a number that were cheaper, but the condition of this is immaculate.

    Came with upgraded sound system and nav.

    I had 35k to play with, and the choice was between a C63, M3, and RS5. Test drove them all, and whilst they are all very capable, the brutishness of the C63 just did it for me.
     
  12. DAIR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 8,656

    Location: Cayman Islands

    That sounds really good!

    It's just such an impressive car. The engine and the sound of the thing. You must be loving it.

    You made the right choice. What's the mileage?

    Sorry for all the questions lol
     
  13. N43SP33D

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 5, 2004

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    Location: Yorkshire

    These sound mental!
     
  14. pepsilol

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 26, 2011

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    I'm not geen on the C63. It just seems like a rep mobile with a good engine and road setup. But the interior is still cheap to accommodate C200s etc.
     
  15. alx

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 10, 2003

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    Location: Dubai, UAE

    Isn't that what a M3 basically is :confused:? Although BMW tend to make more effort on the interior for M3s and the like.
     
  16. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Ah cool :) I am more up there with SL's as opposed to SLK's, SL55K brakes are cheap through all model years and knew that the SLK55 was similar. I didnt know about those later revised brakes etc.
     
  17. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

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    Location: Cheshire

    saw a new C class this morning. very nice indeed!
     
  18. Jez

    Caporegime

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    Exactly the same with every car of this type, look at the new M4, it has the same pants interior that the regular 4's have.
     
  19. Ezah

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 10, 2010

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    Location: Norwich

    I agree, particularly from the outside I really like them, Just like a shrunk S class.. Hoping by the time I am ready to switch cars the new C63 will be in budget :)
     
  20. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

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    Location: Cheshire

    Looked like a CLA from behind from a distance. Nose is very similar to the recently facelifted E-class.

    Great looking car, would like to own one some day!