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You can't go wrong with vossen's saying that i never had an issue with my original wheels
 
Test drove it, put down a deposit. Probably a bit cliched but it has the attributes of my C55 (na delivery, fulsome hydraulic steering, compact size) and my E63 (gearbox) in a single package.

The wheels are haggard, but they're going to Lepsons tomorrow so hopefully they can be brought back to new-ish.
 
Congratulations! Let us know how it goes. I do miss the “fulsome hydraulic steering” on my W204 C63 estate. Like Porsche when it made the transition on 911s, Mercedes didn’t get it right with the W205.
 
Will do!

What's the recommended method of getting a bit more noise out of these without making them obnoxious?
 
Test drove it, put down a deposit. Probably a bit cliched but it has the attributes of my C55 (na delivery, fulsome hydraulic steering, compact size) and my E63 (gearbox) in a single package.

The wheels are haggard, but they're going to Lepsons tomorrow so hopefully they can be brought back to new-ish.
i thought you would congrats, there will never be a better c63.
 
Just wait till you try an SLK 55...
 
The w205 is better in a no of ways but they are fantastic cars I'll give you that
 
The w205 is better in a no of ways but they are fantastic cars I'll give you that
I agree. On balance I would not trade back and the new car is way better. But W204 has a number of unique traits. It’s like splitting with a girlfriend, your new one may be better in almost every way but you remember the previous one still. In this instance, the steering.

For me it’s also horses for courses. My kids are pretty much grown up. So a Cabrio C63S Brabus makes sense for me now. Back when the kids were primary school age, I think a W204 wagon like this one was more interesting for day to day driving than a W205 wagon would have been due to its rawness and feel, even when you weren’t throwing people around (small kids don’t love being thrown around in my experience)
 
I have a 911 cab (now hiding in the garage for winter), a V220 for hauling the bikes to the alps and to the trails, and (soon) the C63 wagon for runaround duties. No kids, and at 46 I may never have them- although I suppose you never know.

Anyway, I suppose I’ll be prepared if any do turn up.
 
LOL....I was 42 when the first came along....so yes you never know!
 
Sadly the cracked wheel is (just reported by Lepsons) scrap as the crack has spread too far.

Which means I need to source a replacement - would anyone know where I should look?
 
Thanks - guessing based on the tyre size that that's a rear.
 
It's a rear that I need -should have said that. Bit surprised at how narrow a tyre MB specified for ~450 bhp.
 
My CLS diesel with the AMG option comes with 285 rears for 265 hp as standard, though probably more torque than the 450 bhp C63; my mapped diesel makes a touch more torque than a standard E55k...
Wider - unnecessarily wider - and larger wheels have become more fashionable with time, mainly I think for cosmetic reasons. ISTR Mactech stating, from his time with racing Bentleys, that 18" was the optimum size; the cars were slightly slower on 19" wheels.
 

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