I sold my Megane in December. I bought a C63 in May. Its taken this long as I had to exhaust all opportunities to purchase a SWB Quattro.
I wanted a white c63 , pre facelift , late 2010 spec ( with the SLS internals engine ) , LSD and Performance Pack Plus. The performance pack plus gives me 487BHP from factory , a useful increase from the 451 for a non PP+ car. Torque is 442ibft from factory. Apparently that rate is conservative …
the PP+ also benefits from a carbon rear lip spoiler.
I bought a red car after a long search , I really liked the red when I saw it having never considering it in the past !
The car I bought has the following spec
Electric just about everything
Sunroof (glass one!)
I can confirm it goes well , stops well and is fantastic on petrol*.
My wife drove us to Southampton to get the car, I drove it 220 miles back at 70-80mph on the motorway. It returned 25.9mpg. I thought that was pretty freaking incredible really. The meg would have only done around 30mpg on the same run.
I also have taken my son to school. 23 mpg there. 11mpg back.
I am really impressed with some parts of the car more than others ( not that any are bad ! )
The gearbox is fantastic in comfort. Its sooooo smooth , but yet you can mash the throttle and it will shuffle the gears and shove you down the road
Sport changes gear faster than manual and the engine really barks with this.
Manual is fantastic with the flappy paddle box , it auto blip downshifts and bangs like a porn star when lifting or dropping a cog.
I worried that there was something wrong with the car when I was accelerating as I kept on seeing an orange light on the dash. I was new to the car so tried to keep my eyes on the road to prevent a megane incident ( the meg new owner unfortunately wrote off the car withing 5hours of owning ) , however I have since established its the traction control light [image]
It doesnt feel like a big heavy car , the stoppers are fantastic. They ought to be , they are 390mm.
I havent mentioned the sound. OMG the sound. It auto blips on start and sounds like the devil is trying to get out of the exhaust. Its quiet when in sport unless you smash the throttle , and its awesome on throttle , absolutely devine. Its addictive. Very addictive.
Its taxed ,tested and ready for a run.
I will either lose my license , or wrap this car round a tree. When I do , Ill be doing it with a smile !
I havent got many pics so far , so bear with me.
*The last part of that statement is not true