...or one of the daftest things I've done. I’ve been pondering for a while what my next car should be. The E350CDI has been a great car, but I don’t really need a car of that size, so I’ve been toying with moving back to a C-Class once the W205 is available. However, after three years driving a 6-pot I don’t really fancy going back to a 4-cyclinder motor – which is a bit of a problem because for the foreseeable future the W205 will only be available in the UK with the smaller engines. It’s already been announced that the W205 won’t be getting the OM642 V6 diesel, and there seems to be some doubt as to whether it will get the next generation 6-cylinder diesel too. So, what to do? I’d pretty much made up my mind that I would either run my W212 for another year or two or perhaps even move to the dark side for a couple of years in a 330d or 335d. That was until I was mouseing around last week and spotted something a little more interesting… Sometimes the heart just overrules the head and you find yourself doing something that makes no real sense. The only justification I have for my latest purchase is that sometime in the future I’ll be able to look back and say “Remember when…”, rather than “I wish I’d…”. So the deal’s done with collection arranged for Friday: a two-year-old E63 AMG Biturbo It’s an ex MB UK car which has virtually every option ticked. Performance Pack Plus (557bhp, 800Nm, 19-inch wheels, red callipers, etc.), Limited Slip Diff, Driving Assistance Package, Exterior Carbon-Fibre Trim Package, AMG Driver’s Package (which, as the second owner, turns out to be an expensive way of getting a rear sunblind!), Luxury Package (Nappa leather, leather on the dash, Alcantara roof lining, etc.), Dynamic Multi-Contour seats with Comfort Cooling, Split/fold rear seats, Speed Limit Assist, Reversing Camera, Phone prep, and a few other bits and bobs. It’s in Obsidian Black (not my first choice frankly, as I prefer driving to cleaning) with black interior. Pic’s at the weekend, weather permitting.