Looking To Buy W205 C63 AMG Wagon

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I've had a string of BMWs, then a 6.2 C63 Estate and now back to BMW again.

Don't kid yourself on the fuel economy, the B58 is remarkable on that front. Knock at least 5 and probably more like 10mpg off any given scenario in comparison to your 340i.

The 6.2 and 4.0 use almost the same amount of fuel when driven hard, think mid teens. When driven lightly the 6.2 remains thirsty and the 4.0 will go high 20s or low 30s on a long run without too much difficulty. I used to get low 20s even at 75-80mph in my 6.2.

If you want to experience something unique then get the 6.2, the engine is like nothing else. The 4.0 is a much better handling car due to the double wishbone suspension, it corners far harder. The 4.0 feels more like any other modern car, the engine doesn't rock the chassis and it's electric instead of hydraulic steering.

I'd be happy in a 4.0 but it's more than I wanted to spend. I feel like a turbo six is the perfect compromise for the road, still more than powerful enough when tuned and also usefully economical.

Here's a more detailed write up I did.

Just read your
I suggest you edit your earlier post and remove Jobsworth’s email addy…

As for the S205…
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Lovely colour Geejay, can I just confirm is the wagon the S205 then ? As I thought that was for Sedan W for Wagon & C for Coupe but looks like I am wrong.
 
Thanks Happytalkagain I do love the interior on them, Do they have apple car play etc or is it easy to retrofit ?

Also which pack is it that has comfort access and push button start ?
Apple CarPlay introduced on the FL 2019 model but yes, fairly cheap retrofit. @Alfie or @richard can quote for this.

Keyless entry and keyless start are within the Premium pack (Premium Plus pack on non AMG models).

The white AMGs you are looking at is a stunner. I certainly wouldn’t let anyone put me off those performance seats (unless underlying back issues).

Hope you get sorted. 🤞👌👏👍 and welcome to MBClub. 👋
 
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It wont let let me, can an admin sort ?

Lovely colour Geejay, can I just confirm is the wagon the S205 then ? As I thought that was for Sedan W for Wagon & C for Coupe but looks like I am wrong.
Thanks, we were knocked out by the colour (Designo Hyacinth Red Metalic) and still think it’s quite special (and not at all common). Like Ant, ours is an AMG Line, not an AMG.

Sxxx is the wagon or kombi (in German)
Wxxx is the saloon or sedan
Cxxx is the coupe, though I’m not sure that the 204 coupe was officially designated as a C204.
Axxx is the cabriolet

This (below) was our previous car, (again AMG trim, but not an AMG). Nice car, but the Fire Opel Red paint suffered from micro-blistering (common issue with this particular paint colour). The 205 cabin is a nicer place to be and the Hyacinth Red doesn’t seem to suffer from micro-blistering.

PS - welcome to the forum….

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Thanks, we were knocked out by the colour (Designo Hyacinth Red Metalic) and still think it’s quite special (and not at all common). Like Ant, ours is an AMG Line, not an AMG.

Sxxx is the wagon or kombi (in German)
Wxxx is the saloon or sedan
Cxxx is the coupe, though I’m not sure that the 204 coupe was officially designated as a C204.
Axxx is the cabriolet

This (below) was our previous car, (again AMG trim, but not an AMG). Nice car, but the Fire Opel Red paint suffered from micro-blistering (common issue with this particular paint colour). The 205 cabin is a nicer place to be and the Hyacinth Red doesn’t seem to suffer from micro-blistering.

PS - welcome to the forum….

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Thanks GeeJay, I like my unique colours my current 340i touring is actually 1 of 1 individual special order Long Beach Blue Metallic (This is the M2 colour) but not seen so much on other models.
 
OP - as the noise is one of your primary factors for buying an AMG, you will want to make sure you get a pre-2019 C63 with the switchable exhaust (make sure it has the button on the centre console).

They weren’t fitted with GPF’s and so sound way better. I’ve just swapped from a 2017 C63S to a 2018 E63S which does have GPF’s and it is the only thing I would change about the car - it’s simply too quiet.

Also, if you can stretch to the S, do so, the extras make the car feel a bit more special (especially the sports seats, which are incredible in my opinion).
 
OP - as the noise is one of your primary factors for buying an AMG, you will want to make sure you get a pre-2019 C63 with the switchable exhaust (make sure it has the button on the centre console).

They weren’t fitted with GPF’s and so sound way better. I’ve just swapped from a 2017 C63S to a 2018 E63S which does have GPF’s and it is the only thing I would change about the car - it’s simply too quiet.

Also, if you can stretch to the S, do so, the extras make the car feel a bit more special (especially the sports seats, which are incredible in my opinion).
I’ve only sat in sports seats in the showroom… Thought they were great.
 
Tom, welcome to MBClub. An S205 C63 is a great choice of car.

Although I’ve never owned a 204 C63, I can’t disagree with any of the comments others have said about it, I’m sure it is an amazing car. However the 204 has never been on my radar due to its dated tech and interior.

Performance seats:
The white AMGs you are looking at is a stunner. I certainly wouldn’t let anyone put me off those performance seats (unless underlying back issues).
A quick search online will come up with mixed results of the comfort of performance seats. I’ve had them in 2 previous cars and never had any issues on long or short drives.
Different people of different shapes, sizes and physical conditions have different experiences with these seats. You must try them before deciding for yourself.
If I’m honest a few months back I did comment on here that my next car would have comfort seats, but that had nothing to do with the lack of comfort of performance seats. I quickly done a U turn on my decision when purchasing my current car.
Yep, another set of performance seats for me.

Whatever you choose you will be in a cracking car either way.
 
Tom, welcome to MBClub. An S205 C63 is a great choice of car.

Although I’ve never owned a 204 C63, I can’t disagree with any of the comments others have said about it, I’m sure it is an amazing car. However the 204 has never been on my radar due to its dated tech and interior.

Performance seats:

A quick search online will come up with mixed results of the comfort of performance seats. I’ve had them in 2 previous cars and never had any issues on long or short drives.
Different people of different shapes, sizes and physical conditions have different experiences with these seats. You must try them before deciding for yourself.
If I’m honest a few months back I did comment on here that my next car would have comfort seats, but that had nothing to do with the lack of comfort of performance seats. I quickly done a U turn on my decision when purchasing my current car.
Yep, another set of performance seats for me.

Whatever you choose you will be in a cracking car either way.
Thanks for the input Romeo Tango, I would like the performance seats it just depends what cars are available really as I can only see one within my price range and spec currently.

The next car I like the look of had the comfort seats but the rest of the spec is what I would want so wouldn't rule it out based on seats.

I actually retrofitted fully heated and electric F80 M3 seats in my current 340i touring as the standard seats are really poor so I could always do that down the line I suppose.
 
OP - as the noise is one of your primary factors for buying an AMG, you will want to make sure you get a pre-2019 C63 with the switchable exhaust (make sure it has the button on the centre console).

They weren’t fitted with GPF’s and so sound way better. I’ve just swapped from a 2017 C63S to a 2018 E63S which does have GPF’s and it is the only thing I would change about the car - it’s simply too quiet.

Also, if you can stretch to the S, do so, the extras make the car feel a bit more special (especially the sports seats, which are incredible in my opinion).
Thanks Sgregory good to know.
 
Had a g20 m340i for the grand whole of...2 months. Lost a lot of money but needed to get back into a c63. Got a 17 plate 1 owner with 21k miles on the clock. The best decision I've made. Period :)
 

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