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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    It is better to under promise and over deliver than vice-versa. I like their policy.

    The manufacturer numbers are kinda bogus anyways. Road tests are more accurate, but as we know, those cars are/were often juiced in anycase (Ferrari, 60s muscle, I presume many more).
    That's fair. Who knows, maybe they like testing the cars on a surface with absurd amounts of friction, or they swapped out the tires for Michelin Pilot Super Sports, etc etc.

    Underpromise and overdeliver. That's a good policy by any book.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    In my opinion some cars have gotten to fast for its own good. Trying to channel 340 angry bavarian horsepowers through the rear wheels and have fun in a mountain pass and not crash is far too much for my talent level.

    I understand that the four wheel drive Merc is far easier to drive fast, but must be far less involving... I'd still consider one to replace the M140i though.

    Tis true. The Merc hot hatch costs half as much as the old Porsche Turbo. And that is without taking into account inflation or the fact that VAT rates were lower 15 years ago.
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    The big difference is that the Mercedes looks like ass. Even when placed next to a 996 broken egg era 911.

    Quote Originally Posted by Revo View Post
    Oh yes, base Carrera is a plenty fast car.

    In the attachment is a test results for Carrera 4S, done by German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport. Tested car was fitted with Sport Chrono package and this time it was slower than Porsche's official figure.
    Haha, it's all a numbers game.

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    This is the type of garbage we have to deal with now...

    Mercedes insisted on forcing me to open the AMG site full screen.

    And then listed the A45 AMG as a coupe only.

    On a side note, I didn't even know Mercedes made a 4 door version of the AMG GT. It still looks massively bloated. I'm not sure why they did, as the CLS still exists, no?
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    For some reason US car magazines always tend to achieve amazing performance results of test cars while EU car magazines rarely match the manufacturer estimates...
    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    The big difference is that the Mercedes looks like ass. Even when placed next to a 996 broken egg era 911.
    Except for the Panamericana grille it looks... normal to me.

    In fact if you keep it standard and debadge it only the quad exhaust gives a hint that it is something that has a 911 beat to sixty... It is exciting to have this much performance in what is essentially a family hatchback... in a way.

    (Oh and the AMG GT 4 door thing is little more than a restyled CLS)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    On a side note, I didn't even know Mercedes made a 4 door version of the AMG GT. It still looks massively bloated. I'm not sure why they did, as the CLS still exists, no?
    New CLS is sold at the lower end of market without its range topping AMG 63 model. AMG GT 4-door Coupe is supposed to be sportier and pricier alternative to the "basic" CLS.

    It is a perfect example of Germans' niche-within-a-niche obsession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    For some reason US car magazines always tend to achieve amazing performance results of test cars while EU car magazines rarely match the manufacturer estimates...
    See, here is an interesting result. Us Canadians also get fed the US car magazine results. Reality is not always what it seems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    In fact if you keep it standard and debadge it only the quad exhaust gives a hint that it is something that has a 911 beat to sixty... It is exciting to have this much performance in what is essentially a family hatchback... in a way.

    (Oh and the AMG GT 4 door thing is little more than a restyled CLS)
    Debadging is the way to go.

    No one does it here (as you Euros do) as your purchasing your E AMG 53 is a vital step in the dick wagging contest that is the rat race of North America (if I can speak for North Americans and the Rest of Canada).

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