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Fulla

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London
Car
2015 W212 E63 AMG Estate
Hi,

After many years absent form MB's I have just rejoined the club.
Previous was a R129 SL500, black leather and dark metallic silver. I still regret selling it as it was an effortless cruiser and felt like it was built from granite.
My new car is a W212 E63 Estate, dark metallic silver, black leather with no tints.
We have had the car for going on two months and as I get to learn about it the more I like it.
It had 2 previous owners and was bought at 51k from Masons in Hertfordshire which was a great experience.
The car looked and smelt like new inside and the outside is unblemished. It was and still is a London car.
It replaced a nice 2011 BMW (E61) 335i M-Sport petrol auto, that was black with brown leather. The BMW was bought to ferry around our Doberman and for UK holidays. We had it for 3 years and I bought it over an E-class estate and 5 series as I thought they where too big. How wrong I was....at 1st we managed with the BM but after a neighbour backed into it and I had a new GLE as a loan my mind was made up. Didn't fancy an SUV so went for the estate version of that car. The BM had a stage 1 engine map and stage 3 on the gearbox. It was a violent shift when in sport which could be tiring.
I had an RS6 estate some years back but that only lasted 6 months as it was a harsh ride, had a big drink problem and scared the hell out of my wife who refused to drive it. Suspect that was down to the stage 1 map.
The E63 is in a different league to them both, I love how comfortable it is and that it has several engine and suspension maps to choose from.
It's well put together and I love the luggage parts in the rear that provide various parts to help secure items in the huge space. The lights are amazing in the auto setting, I'not tried out the self-parking but will do and the little touches like the storage under the front seats just finish it off. And the black wheels...they had been on the list to get painted silver....but they hide the brake dust so much better that they are staying.
The chassis and dampers are brilliant, over Christmas it's been on M-A-B roads and I was surprised at how well it coped on the twisty A and B roads.
Very confidence inspiring car.
I won't be doing anything to make it sound louder or go faster, I already have a sportscar for that. But I do want Carplay and after reading the threads on here will reach out to forum member Richard who suggested to another member he could help out at his place/shop near Heathrow.
I only have the one picture of it for the moment, if it ever stops raining I'll take some more....
 

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Congrats. The W212 E63 is an amazing car. I miss mine.
Richard from Comand online is in Lightwater just off the M3.
 
Congrats. The W212 E63 is an amazing car. I miss mine.
Richard from Comand online is in Lightwater just off the M3.
I'm in Ealing so this would be perfect. I did contact Vlad on eBay regarding his CarPlay upgrade but my SW needs updating, I've not used the local MB garage and would prefer to use a specialist for this job.
 
You are in good hands with Richard and Mark at Comand online.
 
Lovely car, congratulations! Welcome to MBClub.
 
Congratulations and welcome back ! I always wanted a s212 e63 but alas... for me that's the ultimate car.
Out of curiosity, tell me more about the 'sports car'
 
Congratulations and welcome back to the fold 👍🙂
 
Congratulations and welcome back ! I always wanted a s212 e63 but alas... for me that's the ultimate car.
Out of curiosity, tell me more about the 'sports car'
The Sports Car is a 911 I have. Slight addiction to 911's and German engineering that even spreads to the dog....
It's a 997.1 GT3 that I have owned for a few years. It replaced a 993 C4S that I'd had for 10 years and drove 100k in. Said I would never sell it...but I drove a 996 GT3 20 odd years ago and that engine just stuck in my head. After several 911's and with the value of the 993 increasing it made the move bait of a no brainer. Now I say I will never sell the GT3, went out in it today to run some local errands and everything about it still pleases. The feel, the controls and that engine.
I am not one that has a problem with bucket seats and suspension more suited to non-UK roads.
 
The Sports Car is a 911 I have. Slight addiction to 911's and German engineering that even spreads to the dog....
It's a 997.1 GT3 that I have owned for a few years. It replaced a 993 C4S that I'd had for 10 years and drove 100k in. Said I would never sell it...but I drove a 996 GT3 20 odd years ago and that engine just stuck in my head. After several 911's and with the value of the 993 increasing it made the move bait of a no brainer. Now I say I will never sell the GT3, went out in it today to run some local errands and everything about it still pleases. The feel, the controls and that engine.
I am not one that has a problem with bucket seats and suspension more suited to non-UK roads.
Welcome👍......this is all very well talking about the cars, but cut to the chase.
What about the dog??
 

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