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Mercedes Benz and AMG Owners

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

  1. Robbo

    Don

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    Yeah, with the premium plus and aero packs it's pushing £45k, which is too much I think. Wants to be under 40 ideally.

    I'm sure there will be offers on it though, it's aimed squarely at the S3/140i/GolfR market.

    Watching videos, it sounds really good, lacks the ballistic power of the A45, but is probably better at everything else and still not lacking in performance at all.
     
  2. Lustral

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Southampton, UK

    If my dealer can work his magic and get it to around £38-39K mark with the specs I want, I might bite, otherwise I’ll stick to my R for a bit longer.

    Obviously need a proper test drive 1st. The last A Class I drove was the A250 that was also a test drive about 4 ish years ago and I’m sure it can’t compare.
     
  3. Ev0

    Capodecina

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    Had a nose in a couple of Merc dealers today.

    First had a yellow A35 in which was actually pretty nice, the wife liked it so maybe one to change her mini for.

    Second dealer I went to look at a C63 coupe, was smart and never get bored of hearing that engine.

    But the best thing there the salesman said to go take a look at in the back of the showroom was a new AMG GT4 63s.

    Maybe not the prettiest thing but I’d did look awesome, and inside was lovely. A bargain at 150k.
     
  4. cuke2u

    Wise Guy

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    I test drove an new A-Class this week, a 200 AMG Line automatic, and it has put me right off ever purchasing one. The ride was amongst the worst of any car I have driven with even tyre slap on repaired road cracks clearly audible from inside the thing, it banged and crashed over any holes as well. The gearbox, what a mess, for ever hunting for the right gear it thought it should be in, even in, so called, comfort mode. The car was noisy too with a very unpleasant exhaust noise which I feel would make for tiring long journey's.
    Sure it has the technology but I was glad to get back into my A4 again, even our new fiesta betters the A Class in terms of refinement and ride quality...
     
  5. CaptainRAVE

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    Fiesta, credibility gone :D
     
  6. cuke2u

    Wise Guy

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    That's a matter of opinion isn't it, we all have a right to express them, or do we not?
    :rolleyes:
    I also think you'll find that many of the published road tests actually do state some of this as well..
     
  7. Robbo

    Don

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    Very surprised to hear that - the new A Class is meant to be excellent...
     
  8. cuke2u

    Wise Guy

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    This is what I thought, it was on my short list of cars to replace my 2016 A4. What I really wanted is the saloon version but, according to the dealership, there are none in the country and not likely to be until around October.
    I did realise that the version I tested had the torsion bar rear suspension, not the multi-link, thus the ride could be improved with that setup. But I couldn't live with that gearbox..
     
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  9. Hilly

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    not interested in the new 35 - it's a downgrade from mine (45). Interested in what the new 45 will be li,e, which we'll find out soon apparently!
     
  10. Robbo

    Don

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    The new A45 AMG S 4Matic+ with 421ps will be quite an event I'd think, drift mode now too.
     
  11. CaptainRAVE

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    Sounds like fun :)
     
  12. Yas786

    Caporegime

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    Wonder if it will still have the crappy 4 pot that tries so hard to be an AMG.

    If it has a 6 pot then consider me interested. Looking to get rid of my GTD soon so looking at the Golf R, Audi RS3 or the A45 but the newer version.

    Did have a look at the C43 but wasn’t that impressed with it. Perfect hatchbacks in all honesty.
     
  13. Robbo

    Don

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    Crappy? It's a good engine, and it'll be similar to the current A45 I imagine.
     
  14. Hilly

    Don

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    It’s the drift mode which really interests me. Not o my that but they’ve changed the balance somewhat. 45’s tends to understeer. So looking to find out more info and get a drive when released
     
  15. pioneer2000

    Soldato

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    Lol! What nonsense, it’s one of the highest output per liter engines ever, part of the one man one engine build program as all AMG engines are.

    What isn’t an AMG engine is the 6 cylinder you mention in the C43.
     
  16. pioneer2000

    Soldato

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    Where would you be driving it tho? On the roads any drift mode is redundant and if you’re getting an A45 to understeer on the road then you must be doing about 100 around the corners!
     
  17. Yas786

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    Lol sure if you say so:p

    The only real AMG engines are the V8’s and v12’s that Merc do...well their V12’s are being phased out now.

    The a45 and c43’s are just poor men’s AMGs in all honesty. Mercedes just trying to tap into the cheaper end of the performance market.

    But having driven the A45 for a few days, my cousin had one but got rid of it. I found it not all that exciting especially those ridiculous boy racer-ish pops and bangs. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a quick car for what it is. Just like a golf r but on the whole not an exciting car.
     
  18. Hilly

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    Same places I'm driving at around 100 through corners I guess?!
     
  19. Robbo

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    Its wayyyyyy more exciting than a Golf R. Not even comparable.
     
  20. [TW]Fox

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    Yea, 50 thousand quid C class Mercs are obviously for poor men.