I can only apologise for the lack of action in recent month, no excuses, just busy at home and work……
Anyway, it’s 3 months since I got the C63 and it’s been a beautiful dream. I haven’t had the chance of any epic journeys but certainly have enjoyed the times when spirited driving has been the order of the day. It’s hardly surprising that it’s the engine that dominates the drive, a surge of torque available from early in the revs then increasing in intensity to truly additive noise at 4000rpm and over. Clearly the M156 6.2 V8 is a masterpiece.
Being the first car that I have had extensive experience of that has a large capacity V8 and way in excess of 300bhp the last month has been a lot of fun, it has taken a change in driving style from the Clio. I find that the car demands more forward thinking and respect, granted that the Clio has a number features that the C63 is worlds apart from (all weight related) but driving a car that is so able and being sat in what is a luxourius cabin by comparison is a constant pleasure. Indeed resisting the temptation to drive in an antisocial manner is probably the biggest challenge.
A few weeks into ownership I had Pro-Valet Car Valeting and Detailing carry out a basic protection on the paintwork with a view to get a more comprehensive treatment done in the summer. I am happy to report a very clean car and a good job, Nick is as interested in cleaning cars as I am. If your based in the Hull area he is well worth a shout.
At about the same time as the valet the car went into Mercedes Hull for a couple of warranty bits, 2 new headlights that were suffering from constant condensation and a replacement gearbox mode selector switch which dropped out intermittently and would only allow C mode (Comfort). All was sorted after this visit. As usual the service at Mercedes Hull was excellent.
So far so good, at the risk of being predictable, I love it!