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  1. sparkynw

    W205 c250 power increase...

    Hi, 3 months in and thoroughly enjoying daily life in my c250d premium plus wagon. Always had beemers previous and much prefer the interior in this to even my m4. Last car was a 335d which with circa 310bhp and lots of torque was no slouch. Is there any ‘safe’, reliable, proven power increases...
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    Looking for a change...

    After a couple of years away from AMG I’m thinking of an early c63 saloon, I offloaded my M4 today and fancy a change, I’ve loved the original 63 for 10 years. I have driven the new version and wasn’t really taken to be honest, it was obviously a very handsome beast and very very capable car but...
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    Ml63AMG

    Not been around for a while had a few diesels since my cla45. Ive wanted an ml63 forever. I can afford a 15plate 5.5. I only do a bit of pottering about eves and weekends no more than 5k a year but I’m worried the fuel costs will take the shine from ownership? I can live with 25mph general Ave...
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    Who lives with an ML63?

    It's been 6 months since I moved the CLA on, I've not missed it much to be honest my current X4 ticks a lot of boxes and is definitely a better everyday car for us. Build quality is superb as is the performance, economy and creature comforts. That said I've REALLY wanted an ML63 for a long time...
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    Selling CLA45 for ML63

    Well I've got a 400 mile round trip on Monday for my AMG day which I can't wait to do. I've also decided I really want the big v8 in my life so the CLA is on Autotrader, I hope it's ok to plug it here. Just wondering what real life mpg is on the MLs? I'm only getting 18-35 from the CLA but I...
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    ML63AMG what's it like to live with?

    Always wanted an ML and whilst looking for a merc for a friend I've come across a very nice 63AMG with lovely extras. Whilst I love my CLA I've always wanted an ML and have been offered a good deal on mine. I know they won't be cheap to run. It's a 12 plate done 50k full MB history. I only do...
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    C63 / S500 coupes

    Friend of mine is trading in his m6 for yet another overpriced Beemer. I'm trying to convince him to try a merc, his budget is a very healthy one, I've shown him the c63 coupe and the S class coupe, he likes both, there's a few engines to consider in the S. What's the general consensus must...
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    Power upgrade for Cla?

    I'm not disappointed by my cla 45 I think it an amazing car for the price, I'm just curious about the pros and cons of squeezing a bit more power out of it sensibly and safely. Just looking for some pointers...
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    Sudden braking!!?

    I took the cla for a short spirited drive at lunch today and it did something new?? I thought I let it warm for around 6 miles and water was well up to normal, I had a safe bit of road so nailed it in 2nd in manual and as it got up to 6kish a large red simbol appeared briefly in the centre of...
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    Attempted AMG theft...fuming..

    After just 6 weeks of joyfull ownership the scumbag maggots came knocking for my CLA tonight at 4pm in broad daylight! They came through the rear patio doors but alarm and neighbours scared them away. Thankfully my daughter had gone to a friends after school and they didn't hurt the dog, I'm...
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    Finally the break is over!

    Passed the 1000 miles yesterday and finally put the CLA into sport+ and pushed it a bit, what a car it is, the bang of the sports exhaust and downshift blips are addictive. Endless grip and all the brakes you could need. I've not redlined it but got close a few times. Be a while before I try...
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    Trivial but annoying...

    The ONLY gripe I have up to now with the CLA is that the passenger seatbelt buckle doesn't find its way to the magnet in the shoulder of the Recaro. It jingles about on the edge of the seat and pillar. It's not loud but it's a bloody nuisance trying to reach over and secure it on the magnet. As...
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    Running in period....

    Hi all, I am 600 miles in on my cla45 and I'm resisting sport + just about! I've read a lot about the need to baby the car for the first 1k but as there's no run in oil to change and the things are so well engineered I'm curious as to why so many miles are necessary to 'bed' things in? Ok the...
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    Saying hello! New AMG owner

    Picked up first new car, first Merc and first AMG 3 weeks ago. CLA45 AMG. Still running her in but very impressed with the car and the dealership. Thought I'd say hello...
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    New to MB and AMG

    Hello all been a petrol head for 25-30 years had all sorts but never a Merc, I remember lusting after a 190 Cosworth when I was a teenager but never really wanted anything else MB until the c63 emerged. Timing wasn't right for a c63 but last year I was introduced to the CLA 45AMG and on Sat I...
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    Amg 55/911

    Been looking at a 996 911 for weekend fun for a little while now, thought id decided on an older model in top condition but whilst we do have 2 young kids we have a nice family car too so I don't REAlLY need 4 seats, I only have around £12k to play with as it's a weekend selfish toy for me but...
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    Potential MB owner...

    Hello there, I have owned many many cars but NEVER a MB, my best m8 owns a MB specialist garage and has tried to tempt me a couple of times but Ive never been smitten.. Anyway recent previous are a bike engined track car, M3 cab, 540M sport, Imp Turbo Uk. The family hack is a Freelander2 HSE...
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