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Discussion in 'AMG Lounge' started by ContinentalChris, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Edd1968

    Edd1968 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    ....did I just read that right - an AMG with a straight six?

    ...we're doom'd capt'n, we're all doomed!! ;)
     
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    Petrol Pete Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm sure it's a small omission that will not be noticed when the bonnet is closed and the car is being enjoyed :thumb:
     
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    Jules335 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have had my E53 Coupe for about a month now and I am really pleased with it. I still haven't reached the 1,000 miles running either in but it is a very rapid car.The pickup from low revs is amazing.

    I am still getting to grips with all the technology on the car.
     
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    cobra7 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Don't usually like red but that is a beautiful AMG - love the colour combo! Enjoy :thumb:
     
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    ContinentalChris New Member

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    Agree that the technology is amazing - need to spend more time sitting in the car with the handbook in one hand whilst pressing every combination of knob, touchpad and voice command to master it all!
     
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    I guess the EQ boost is partly responsible for the low rev pickup.
     
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    Well I have just come back from Brooklands after my 1hr Driver Academy session courtesy of AMG. What a way to spend the morning. I have now been able to explore the limits of grip and performance under road, track and skid pan conditions and thanks to Ed my instructor it was all done in a controlled and safe manner . The E53 stickes to the road like glue, my nerve gave the track circuit before the grip did!
    Likewise going for a spin, literally, on the skid pan makes you realise how much grip the 4matic give you.

    If you are an AMG novice like me it is well worth a trip to MD-World
     
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    Jules335 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Did you get this free with the purchase of your E53 as I haven't had this? I know that the 63 models get the driver training at Brooklands but as I hadn't heard anything I asumed that the 53 models don't get it.
     
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    From one Chris to another, that sir, is a lovely car. I'd be interested to know your opinion of what it sounds like, as Germans are doing great things with 6 cylinder engine tuning at the moment?
     
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    Well sound is a very personal thing! It does not sound like a V8 but it has a very satisfying burble when driven sedately and a wonderful full throated yowl with crackles and pops when driven harder. It certainly turns heads!
     
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    I got an email from mercedes@enews.mercedes-benz.co.uk offering me the session. Probably worth ringing them on 0370 400 4000 to ask
     
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    Gene Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi. Can I ask , was your training for
    1 HOUR or 1 DAY.

    Thanks
     
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    1 hour.
     
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    Perfect answer...knew AMG wouldn't let me down! :)
     
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    Jules335 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks for this.
     

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