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      09-06-2016, 09:19 AM   #1
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So I've been contemplating upgrading cars for a while. Was considering either an m4 or c63s.

Unfortunately I ran a new c63s tonight and I pulled on him too much to justify paying 100k on top of my car for one haha.

So I'm stuck now. Not sure what to buy, I honestly can't justify upgrading to a slower car (yes I know straight line blah blah). I guess what I'm saying the 335i too good value of a car to upgrade. Anyone feel the same? If you had a 140k budget would you sell your 335i for an m4 / c63s? Or put it into non depreciating investment?
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      09-06-2016, 09:25 AM   #2
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C63s coupe for me!!!! Love them

Second hand R8?

2014 M4 for $115ish, Go fbo and you'll be running in the 3's to 100!!!!

Very good predicament to be in.

That being said non depreciating asset is smarter. Heritage number plates to dress the 335 in?
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      09-06-2016, 09:59 AM   #3
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Drove 2010 C63 2 weeks ago and I loved the car.
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      09-06-2016, 11:07 AM   #4
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C63s +1

By the way, any MB forum? Search online and found some but they don't seem having active members.

I quite like the GLC coupe.
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      09-06-2016, 06:05 PM   #5
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Sometimes it just not just the straight line performance.

Drove the c63 w204 and c63s and loved them.

yes the 335i was faster, but w204 sound and power delivery was nuts and c63s was so comfortable.
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      09-06-2016, 06:12 PM   #6
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C63S and tunes >any 335i imo
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      09-07-2016, 08:02 AM   #7
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Ive driven the older c63 and I wasn't the biggest fan of the gearbox. I'm yet to drive the new ones but I have to say they sound amazing. But what I'm saying it isn't 8 x 335i amazing haha.
Also I can't buy an r8, too showoffy. My clients will think I'm a dealer haha.
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      09-07-2016, 06:15 PM   #8
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stock C63S is around 280rwkw with tune DP exhaust its up to 370rwkw and sounds awesome!

But you're right the 335i tuned is great BFYB performance, obviously difficult to justify the extra $100-130k or so to upgrade in terms of performance alone but thats what you've gotta pay to have the latest and greatest!
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      09-07-2016, 06:55 PM   #9
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I've been thinking about upgrading also but don't really want to sell the E92 as the shape is possibly the best coupe from BMW.

I barely drive it but when I do I thoroughly enjoy the car. The only real issue with these cars is the lack of traction especially off the line.

I've only got a double garage and I know the Mrs doesn't want her X5 out in the street.

I like the motor in the new C63's but not a huge fan of the body design. Plenty of potential though.
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So I've been contemplating upgrading cars for a while. Was considering either an m4 or c63s.

Unfortunately I ran a new c63s tonight and I pulled on him too much to justify paying 100k on top of my car for one haha.

So I'm stuck now. Not sure what to buy, I honestly can't justify upgrading to a slower car (yes I know straight line blah blah). I guess what I'm saying the 335i too good value of a car to upgrade. Anyone feel the same? If you had a 140k budget would you sell your 335i for an m4 / c63s? Or put it into non depreciating investment?
I am in the same boat mate. I wouldn't sell my 335i for the m3 unless they drop to 100k second hand. thought of upgrading but nothing beats the 335i for bang for bucks, looks and fuel efficiency. I walked away from a f355 a few months back even though I love the car but too much maintenance to have it sitting in a garage. C63s were on my list too. Id prefer the m3 to the m4 as the ass of the m3 is perfectly fat. I am going to buy an e36 m3 hopefully within next 12 months and then start looking for a 911. Porsche all the way for me.. considered Porsche?
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I've been thinking about upgrading also but don't really want to sell the E92 as the shape is possibly the best coupe from BMW.

I barely drive it but when I do I thoroughly enjoy the car. The only real issue with these cars is the lack of traction especially off the line.

I've only got a double garage and I know the Mrs doesn't want her X5 out in the street.

I like the motor in the new C63's but not a huge fan of the body design. Plenty of potential though.
I agree with the shape of the e92 or e93. Such a timeless design and people still think that my e93 is newish. I considered selling it but bmw is going backwards for me in terms of styling and your c63 views are same as mine. Lovely engine and i think the body still looks good but the interior is no good for me.
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      09-08-2016, 10:19 PM   #12
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new c63 drooool +1
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      09-08-2016, 11:39 PM   #13
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I've been thinking about upgrading also but don't really want to sell the E92 as the shape is possibly the best coupe from BMW.

I barely drive it but when I do I thoroughly enjoy the car. The only real issue with these cars is the lack of traction especially off the line.

I've only got a double garage and I know the Mrs doesn't want her X5 out in the street.

I like the motor in the new C63's but not a huge fan of the body design. Plenty of potential though.
If it still puts a smile on your face, that's all that matters.

My AD08R's have really helped in the traction dept, but still early days.

I think the new 63's look like an egg/tictac from the side profile.
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The C63 goes well and sounds amazing but they have bigger maintenance issues than we do on our 335. Some of these are below

For 6.2-litre M156 engines with engines numbers up to 1569xx 60 060658 (corresponding to engines produced from 2006 to the first half of 2010), the cylinder head bolts can stretch and snap.

The M156 engine has ‘torque to yield’ bolts which are designed to achieve a specific clamping pressure by being tightened to a specific torque and then turned a specific number of degrees. To achieve the intended clamping pressure, the upper section of the bolts is designed to stretch slightly. While the exact cause is unclear, it has been suggested that the design of the bolts, their metallurgy or corrosion causes them to stretch and snap.

The failure of one head bolt puts additional stress on the other bolts, causing further failures. The loss of clamping pressure allows coolant and oil to enter the combustion chamber; coolant can also be forced up through the failed head bolt locations into the top of the heads, causing white smoke and a rough idle. In severe cases, the cylinders can experience hydro lock, causing the piston to seize and destroying the entire engine.

M156 V8 engine (C 63 AMG): camshaft lobe and valve lifter wear

Problems and faults: Mercedes W204 C 63 AMG

• The engine may not restart after it has been running (i.e. heat soak), but restart once cooled; this may be due to a faulty control unit for the fuel pump.
• Knocking noises from the engine bay during low speed manoeuvres such as parking may be due to problems with the hydro bushings; improved bushings were subsequently released.
• Steering wobble at speed is most likely due to the steering rack bolts needing to be tightened.
• A low oil warning when the oil level is sufficient may be due to a faulty oil level switch or software error.
• The sunroof may not close automatically due to a faulty control module (located in the overhead console); if so, the control needs to be re-flashed.
• The climate control air conditioning may not function properly if snow enters through the cowl; a revised cowl was subsequently released and could be retrofitted.
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All cars have there own issues. Just maintain it and get what ever puts a smile on your face.

If you park and walk away do you turn back to have a look? Yes. that's the car for you. #carlove
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All cars have there own issues. Just maintain it and get what ever puts a smile on your face.

If you park and walk away do you turn back to have a look? Yes. that's the car for you. #carlove
This is me everyday !!!!!!!!
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All cars have there own issues. Just maintain it and get what ever puts a smile on your face.

If you park and walk away do you turn back to have a look? Yes. that's the car for you. #carlove
lol so true.
stopped at the lights, look to the left and you see a reflection
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This is me everyday !!!!!!!!
Haha so true.. I look back several times lol.
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The ones that are genuinely considering to buy a c63 as a four door, please set your driving position and try to see if you fit behind the drivers seat because I did not expect interior to be that small and had trouble fitting my legs in the rear seats unless the driver seat moves forward to an uncomfortable driving position. I am 5.9 ft tall. I found the e90 m3 to be more comfortable under same conditions.
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So I've been contemplating upgrading cars for a while. Was considering either an m4 or c63s.

Unfortunately I ran a new c63s tonight and I pulled on him too much to justify paying 100k on top of my car for one haha.

So I'm stuck now. Not sure what to buy, I honestly can't justify upgrading to a slower car (yes I know straight line blah blah). I guess what I'm saying the 335i too good value of a car to upgrade. Anyone feel the same? If you had a 140k budget would you sell your 335i for an m4 / c63s? Or put it into non depreciating investment?
U pulled on a 500hp 700Nm c63s (w205???) lol

FYI Either it's a c250 badge with the amg logo or driver wasn't even trying to risk losing his car and license to a done up 3 series mate.

Any car tuned can beat any stock car and a 335 with at least a stage 3 (turbo upgrades, FBO, meth, PI, to even stand a chance) why I've seen $5k ford escorts and little turbo civics outrun exotics $500k supercars, but does that make it a better car? F$ck No!!! Does it outperform them on a track? No. Does it put a smile on your face when you sit in one? No.

These comments are usually found on YouTube where a single guy living in his mums basement playing video games all day, starts trolling people with comments like these.

Yes a e92 335 is great value for what you get ATM in terms of aesthetic, potential tuning and a euro badge, but it does not make it a better or faster car than a c63s amg or any M3 for that matter. Remember that these cars were $120k fully optioned brand new back in 2006, so your comment is like saying I got a 20k evo 7 and mine is faster than that 120k 335, so I can't justify spending an extra 100k for that car.

All cars are expensive when first released but will depreciate over time. If you got 140k to spend, go spend it on anything you want whether it be a Ferrari, Porsche, merc bmw, audi etc. No point in trolling another car just because you think you smoked it at the lights. If you can't justify spending that much, then do something else with the money. There will always be a faster car out there than any other car on the road. Period. But that does not make the faster car a "better" car than the one your driving.
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