E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Off-Topic Discussions > Official: Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DR520 - Palmball look away now



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-01-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
Steve A
Brigadier General
Steve A's Avatar
United Kingdom
42
Rep
3,464
Posts

 
Drives: too much
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Manchester UK

iTrader: (0)

Official: Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DR520 - Palmball look away now

http://www.netcarshow.com/mercedes-b...-class_dr_520/
__________________
C350 cdi sport estate facelift 457lbft
130i M SportMercedes C350 CDI Sport Estate AutoMini Cooper Auto.Mercedes E250 CGI,Lexus IS-F,R36, RS4 Saloon,ML 420 CDI SPORT,M6, 335d, C55, C32, M3, M5, S3, ALL SOLD but fondly remembered
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2010, 01:37 PM   #2
willhollin
Major General
willhollin's Avatar
England
123
Rep
9,918
Posts

 
Drives: VW T5
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Worcestershire

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2010, 01:39 PM   #3
Mr.N
BM Baby
Mr.N's Avatar
United Kingdom
7
Rep
404
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335d
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North West

iTrader: (0)

Yes please.
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2010, 01:56 PM   #4
peterg1965
Brigadier General
peterg1965's Avatar
United Kingdom
56
Rep
4,138
Posts

 
Drives: MY12 Range Rover Sport HSE
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The place of dark satanic mills, UK

iTrader: (0)

Go on Palmboy.....you know you want to....
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2010, 01:58 PM   #5
Oli
Campervan man
42
Rep
2,667
Posts

 
Drives: RS3 and VW Kombi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: here, there, everywhere......

iTrader: (1)

They has one at the FOS today, an estate in Matt black. Looked the nuts
__________________
www.bmvs-camperhire.co.uk

Genuine VW T5 California Rental
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2010, 02:01 PM   #6
335diesel
Brigadier General
335diesel's Avatar
United Kingdom
56
Rep
4,009
Posts

 
Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cornwall

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Can one of you rich sods please buy a 911 Turbo S - 0-60 in 2.9s - holy cr4p!!!
__________________


E91 335d SE Touring

Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2010, 02:20 PM   #7
Matt2008
Private First Class
4
Rep
176
Posts

 
Drives: E46 M3
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cambs

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Looks sweet but only 20 being made..

edit: Palmnuts will have #04 and still have it modded
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2010, 02:32 PM   #8
pjs
Colonel
pjs's Avatar
58
Rep
2,560
Posts

 
Drives: F30 335d
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NORTH

iTrader: (1)

cost to change?
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2010, 02:34 PM   #9
Steve A
Brigadier General
Steve A's Avatar
United Kingdom
42
Rep
3,464
Posts

 
Drives: too much
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Manchester UK

iTrader: (0)

http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/25..._revealed.html

more evo stuff

Ive gotta say i LOVE the dash......
__________________
C350 cdi sport estate facelift 457lbft
130i M SportMercedes C350 CDI Sport Estate AutoMini Cooper Auto.Mercedes E250 CGI,Lexus IS-F,R36, RS4 Saloon,ML 420 CDI SPORT,M6, 335d, C55, C32, M3, M5, S3, ALL SOLD but fondly remembered
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2010, 02:40 PM   #10
jwbmw
Major
jwbmw's Avatar
United Kingdom
16
Rep
1,386
Posts

 
Drives: Jaguar XF S
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: West Midlands

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve A View Post
http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/25..._revealed.html

more evo stuff

Ive gotta say i LOVE the dash......
Easily stained
__________________
Going out with a BAN now that the forum has become Chav Ville. Fair well the early adopters.
Jaguar XF 3.0D S
Gone: E92 335d
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2010, 02:43 PM   #11
willhollin
Major General
willhollin's Avatar
England
123
Rep
9,918
Posts

 
Drives: VW T5
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Worcestershire

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwbmw View Post
Easily stained
+1

Fanny batter would not wipe off that very easily.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2010, 02:49 PM   #12
jwbmw
Major
jwbmw's Avatar
United Kingdom
16
Rep
1,386
Posts

 
Drives: Jaguar XF S
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: West Midlands

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by willhollin View Post
+1

Fanny batter would not wipe off that very easily.
You read my mind you dirty b@astard!
__________________
Going out with a BAN now that the forum has become Chav Ville. Fair well the early adopters.
Jaguar XF 3.0D S
Gone: E92 335d
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2010, 01:36 AM   #13
E902717
Colonel
E902717's Avatar
England
26
Rep
2,402
Posts

 
Drives: E91 335d M-Sport
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: uk

iTrader: (0)

Palmnuts when is yours coming?
__________________
Car: 2011 BMW E91 335D M-Sport
Previous: 2010 BMW E70 X5 3.0D M-Sport - last seen going backwards in a hedge

Appreciate 0
      07-02-2010, 12:40 PM   #14
Palmnuts
Lieutenant Colonel
Palmnuts's Avatar
United Kingdom
49
Rep
1,950
Posts

 
Drives: Merc SLS AMG & ML63 AMG
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Loughborough, UK

iTrader: (0)

Lol you lot are funny!

I knew about this one a while ago and had a discussion with Mercedes Special products about getting one before I spent all the money having my leather interior done...it's a normal C63 with a matt wrap, a remap and the different interior. However, the DR520 is not offically approved by AMG; in fact, when I mentioned this to AMG in Germany a few weeks ago, they were very unhappy with MB UK for doing this with other suppliers and not going to them do it!

With regards to the inside, I saw one at MB World last week and the quality of the re-trim is nowhere near as good as what AMG have done in mine...it has that alcantara dash but, like my car was before it went back to AMG, its only the top of the dash and I prefer my full leather version (well, leather is a nicer product isn't it!). The main thing I don't like is the seats which have been re-trimmed in half alcantara and half leather....but the leather used is much poorer quality compared to fine nappa stuff used in mine, although I do appreciate that I'm extremely biased in this respect!

The power upgrade is actually the (still Mercedes-approved) Brabus B63 kit. I too am getting this fitted to mine and was supposed to get this done today by Mercedes in Milton Keynes but I couldn't get off work in time. It's going in to them 3 weeks tomorrow.

So, looking at the price of the DR520, it's actually slightly more expensive than the cost of mine even after I've paid for the leather re-trim and Brabus kit. Therefore, even though I don't have the matt wrap (which I also don't like), the DR520 badges and the kudo's of having a 'limited edition', I'm more than happy that I still have a superior example of a C63 - and I get the Brabus badges which have so much more status than a 'DR520' badge
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2010, 12:47 PM   #15
335diesel
Brigadier General
335diesel's Avatar
United Kingdom
56
Rep
4,009
Posts

 
Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cornwall

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
__________________


E91 335d SE Touring

Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2010, 01:16 PM   #16
KadeSdad
Colonel
KadeSdad's Avatar
42
Rep
2,072
Posts

 
Drives: E350 CDI Sport Cabriolet
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335diesel View Post
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2010, 01:38 PM   #17
Steve A
Brigadier General
Steve A's Avatar
United Kingdom
42
Rep
3,464
Posts

 
Drives: too much
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Manchester UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Palmnuts View Post
Lol you lot are funny!

I knew about this one a while ago and had a discussion with Mercedes Special products about getting one before I spent all the money having my leather interior done...it's a normal C63 with a matt wrap, a remap and the different interior. However, the DR520 is not offically approved by AMG; in fact, when I mentioned this to AMG in Germany a few weeks ago, they were very unhappy with MB UK for doing this with other suppliers and not going to them do it!

With regards to the inside, I saw one at MB World last week and the quality of the re-trim is nowhere near as good as what AMG have done in mine...it has that alcantara dash but, like my car was before it went back to AMG, its only the top of the dash and I prefer my full leather version (well, leather is a nicer product isn't it!). The main thing I don't like is the seats which have been re-trimmed in half alcantara and half leather....but the leather used is much poorer quality compared to fine nappa stuff used in mine, although I do appreciate that I'm extremely biased in this respect!

The power upgrade is actually the (still Mercedes-approved) Brabus B63 kit. I too am getting this fitted to mine and was supposed to get this done today by Mercedes in Milton Keynes but I couldn't get off work in time. It's going in to them 3 weeks tomorrow.

So, looking at the price of the DR520, it's actually slightly more expensive than the cost of mine even after I've paid for the leather re-trim and Brabus kit. Therefore, even though I don't have the matt wrap (which I also don't like), the DR520 badges and the kudo's of having a 'limited edition', I'm more than happy that I still have a superior example of a C63 - and I get the Brabus badges which have so much more status than a 'DR520' badge
Its the same engine as yours not the normal C63.

I agree the dr520 badge is a bit odd, and i can understand AMG being a little pissed off about it. And yours does look more 'Luxurious' and expensive however i love the suede dash, gonna see if i can get it fitted to my ISF.

PS have you done any times runs yet???

PPS Matt i love vick and bob, oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowww
__________________
C350 cdi sport estate facelift 457lbft
130i M SportMercedes C350 CDI Sport Estate AutoMini Cooper Auto.Mercedes E250 CGI,Lexus IS-F,R36, RS4 Saloon,ML 420 CDI SPORT,M6, 335d, C55, C32, M3, M5, S3, ALL SOLD but fondly remembered
Appreciate 0
      07-02-2010, 01:44 PM   #18
Palmnuts
Lieutenant Colonel
Palmnuts's Avatar
United Kingdom
49
Rep
1,950
Posts

 
Drives: Merc SLS AMG & ML63 AMG
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Loughborough, UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve A View Post
Its the same engine as yours not the normal C63.
Yes, thats what I meant. I sort of see mine as a normal one now...I mean, who would now buy a new C63 without the PPP?


No run times yet but I think I'll be going to Fighting Torque this year and see what it's like on the one mile. It's got a lot to live up to after a very quick 1/4 mile by my old one!
Appreciate 0
      07-03-2010, 02:09 AM   #19
E902717
Colonel
E902717's Avatar
England
26
Rep
2,402
Posts

 
Drives: E91 335d M-Sport
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: uk

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Palmnuts View Post
Lol you lot are funny!

I knew about this one a while ago and had a discussion with Mercedes Special products about getting one before I spent all the money having my leather interior done...it's a normal C63 with a matt wrap, a remap and the different interior. However, the DR520 is not offically approved by AMG; in fact, when I mentioned this to AMG in Germany a few weeks ago, they were very unhappy with MB UK for doing this with other suppliers and not going to them do it!

With regards to the inside, I saw one at MB World last week and the quality of the re-trim is nowhere near as good as what AMG have done in mine...it has that alcantara dash but, like my car was before it went back to AMG, its only the top of the dash and I prefer my full leather version (well, leather is a nicer product isn't it!). The main thing I don't like is the seats which have been re-trimmed in half alcantara and half leather....but the leather used is much poorer quality compared to fine nappa stuff used in mine, although I do appreciate that I'm extremely biased in this respect!

The power upgrade is actually the (still Mercedes-approved) Brabus B63 kit. I too am getting this fitted to mine and was supposed to get this done today by Mercedes in Milton Keynes but I couldn't get off work in time. It's going in to them 3 weeks tomorrow.

So, looking at the price of the DR520, it's actually slightly more expensive than the cost of mine even after I've paid for the leather re-trim and Brabus kit. Therefore, even though I don't have the matt wrap (which I also don't like), the DR520 badges and the kudo's of having a 'limited edition', I'm more than happy that I still have a superior example of a C63 - and I get the Brabus badges which have so much more status than a 'DR520' badge

Sounds like a man who has just opened his cheque book
__________________
Car: 2011 BMW E91 335D M-Sport
Previous: 2010 BMW E70 X5 3.0D M-Sport - last seen going backwards in a hedge

Appreciate 0
      07-03-2010, 07:13 PM   #20
RagingKileak
Brigadier General
United Kingdom
71
Rep
4,637
Posts

 
Drives: Modified Alpine White E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Yorkshire

iTrader: (2)

I'd buy Andy's first. This one looks fucking wank.

In Matte that is.

Matt
Appreciate 0
      07-04-2010, 03:44 AM   #21
Palmnuts
Lieutenant Colonel
Palmnuts's Avatar
United Kingdom
49
Rep
1,950
Posts

 
Drives: Merc SLS AMG & ML63 AMG
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Loughborough, UK

iTrader: (0)

Don't hold back Matt - you make sure everyone knows your opinion

Obviously, I 100% agree
Appreciate 0
      07-04-2010, 03:13 PM   #22
jjbirch
Banned
jjbirch's Avatar
35
Rep
2,927
Posts

 
Drives: E60 530D M SPORT
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: england

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
just seen the DR520 at goodwood and the wrap was crap they had joint tape on the wing mirrors and easy peel off, forget C63 get E class brabus E v12 cheap as well 498,000 euros lol
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:09 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST