Performance Lounge Challenge!

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  1. R2D2

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    Those of us with non AMG cars are not necessarily "Captain Slows'"! So I though of a challenge for the AMG boys! Koolvin has just got his lovely C43 AMG as shown in project cars. I can do 0-60 in 6 in a bog standard C350 V6! But can the C43? My car is completely unmodified from a performance point of view, no remap, no exhaust mods etc. It can do this:

    0 60 Video - YouTube

    It also sounds like this:

    C350 noise - YouTube

    So a challenge, although the video clip says 5.81 secs, I'd actually claim 6 seconds as being a fair regular 0-60 for my car. Can Koolvin's C43 beat my 0-60 of 6 seconds or will he need to modify it to keep up :)??

    The non AMG boys await the video proof :D
     
  2. V12

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    That's progress for you.
    I suspect a healthy C43 will manage a 6 sec 0-60, AMG/Mercedes were underrating the figures in the 90s!.

    On the flip side, a C350cdi will do 0-62 in 6 secs also these days.
     
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    I agree it will be a close run thing, which is why I raised the challenge. Koolvin has extra cc but I have the 7g box. Time will tell :)
     
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    It is a wonderful sound, I agree, but hardly understated. My neighbours would have me thrown out if I did that on my drive! LOL
     
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    Forget 0-60, how about a round a track challenge ?
     
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    Well I'd have to know it the C43 was fast enough to make it a worth while challenge. It's no fun if I just pull away:eek:
     
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    I'd also like to know which would be quicker out of Martins E500 and Vins C43.

    I think an MBClub Santa Pod meet should be arranged. :thumb:
     
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    Actually your SL isn't an AMG is it? It can represent the non AMG camp! :)
     
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    I'm already liking this - I need to fit my 12v electric turbo from ebay first though to be certain I dont let the side down. ;)
     
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    Don't start that or Vin will have to get an AMG Tissue Box for his parcel shelf!
     
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    An AMG tissue box. Oh come on, that would give him an unfair advantage.
     
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    I believe that when combined with an AMG number plate it's worth about 70bhp!
     
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    C43 should be 5.8s 0-60 I know this because the Lexus GS430 0-60 is 5.3s :D
     
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    The gains only total 70 bhp if it's combined with an EBay AMG Special Edition badge on the dash.
     
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    Ah but I bet that AMG didn't have the tissue box! :)
     
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    Has to be a gold AMG tissue box :fail
     
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    I can picture the design now, I could use it like an electric exhaust gas recirculation valve forcing the exhaust gasses back into the engine under pressure in order for me to run on both petrol *and* used hot exhaust gasses at the same time.

    Thinking about it, it might allow me to get rid of the exhaust entirely and have a closed loop system.

    Why did no one ever think about this before - its genius!
     
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    No need for tissues with Lexus, no crying over rust:devil::D:D
     
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