C43 Test Drive today

jraw4

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So while I hunt around for the perfect c63 I thought I'd just try a 2016 C43 today. Just thought I'd try it as it's more economical and 4wd, now car is a lovely place to be in premium plus and literally everything I could want. However when I put the hammer down I must say I was very disappointed. Now it made all the right noises but it just didn't pin me back in my seat at all.

Tried sport and sport plus, maybe I was expecting to much but I don't get it.

Also it seemed to drive very jerky at low speeds I can quite describe it. The car has done 5k miles one owner and is mint.

I did notice that the red boost gauge on the centre dash display did not move at all, I would expect that to move up or down when pushed.

So all I can think of is that the turbo wasn't working, could this be possible !? I'm really confused.

Cheers all
 

shazzya45

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Was this from a main dealer or a private seller?


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SPX

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However when I put the hammer down I must say I was very disappointed.
It's AWD which means there's very little possibility of there being any drama.
 

c43amg84

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My boost gauge activates on Sports+ mode?

When I have taken friends out in my car they always are surprised by the speed at which the car picks up? But I guess it depends on what you are comparing it to?
 

ash59fifty-uk

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Wait for a C63 as you'll only be disappointed

I found the same disappointment in 2003 looking for the perfect RS Turbo, ended up being impatient and purchased an XR3i. What a let down that was!
 

Mavster

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Its got less than 370bhp which doesn't sound like much these days. Find the c63
 

c43amg84

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Its got less than 370bhp which doesn't sound like much these days. Find the c63
True, but manages to put it all to the ground. Saying that I would prefer a C63 all day
 

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