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Old 10th February 2012, 12:46   #46
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I came across this on facebook! Don't have any details though. No idea if it was a one-time thing, or what :
This was a media event organized by Ferrari India. I guess they forgot to invite team-bhp! There were also a couple of FF's as well.
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Hey! Not sure if it's right to share my experience on this thread, but since this is the thread that prompted me to test the C63 thought i'd share my understanding of the car.

Got a chance to test drive the C63 yesterday in Surat for about 20-30mins. Drove it mostly in the comfort mode & with brief bursts in the sport mode. Due it being valentines day eve there was quite a bit of traffic so couldn't really push it for longer stretches.

The car sounds super, it is fast for most normal driving conditions. Loved the gear box esp when i had it in manual, it held to the gears a bit longer. Would have like more feel form the steering, although it felt easy to drive & maneuver in traffic. The ride i felt was choppy, didn't feel as planted as expected & not sure if it would have inspired confidence on a curvy road.
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Apparently, according to a Times of India advert, almost anyone can test drive this C63 AMG. AutoHangar Bombay is offering the car to people at will. Such is what my friend told me and I may meet him tomorrow for a test drive in this car.
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Almost all dealers now have a C63 AMG test drive car,

Not only test drive but in Gujarat we frequently see half page ads in Times and other newspapers dedicated to AMG, good to see such a push by MBIL,

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Incredible write up and set of photos and videos. Very well put together thread Rehan. Who do we have to contact to sign up for this?
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This was an Event organized by Shreyans - Ferrari for prospective buyers on Wednesday.
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This was a media event organized by Ferrari India.
I've heard so many different versions of this event that i'm not sure exactly what to believe

I'm sure about one thing though : it must have been insane!!


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... since this is the thread that prompted me to test the C63 thought i'd share my understanding of the car.
Thanks for sharing. Interesting view on the suspension. Given that i drove it on perfectly F1-grade tarmac, i have no idea how it would behave on Indian roads.

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Apparently, according to a Times of India advert, almost anyone can test drive this C63 AMG.

Did you get a TD yet?

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Almost all dealers now have a C63 AMG test drive car
Good move. If Merc wants to take the fight to BMW and Audi, then need to "liven" up their image a little. Appeal to the younger people too, not just the grey hairs.

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Incredible write up and set of photos and videos. Very well put together thread Rehan. Who do we have to contact to sign up for this?
Thanks! As mentioned in the first post >>
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• Register at any Merc dealership or on the website.
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The You Tube Video of the View of Buddh Circuit from the SLS had me transfixed with goose bumps and sound of the wind buffeting the insides of the car and resonating was awesome. Thanks for letting the car and wind do the talking. I'm gonna share this video on my FB page.

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^ Check out other videos we have on the Team-BHP Channel on YouTube :

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@ Rehaan. Yeah! i mean the continental tires had good grip & all, but the still the ride, feel & handling left me wanting for more. I guess some more time with the car would have given a more clear picture, may be someone else will also chip in with their input for the same.
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Rehaan: Not just yet, but I did go along with my friend for the drive at BKC and it was stunning fun. I've contacted AutoHangar and will mostly call them next week.
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Just Test drove the C63 AMG along, and have to say the car left me absolutely impressed, 20% of the drive was on undulated roads, and 20% on roads with not the best straight level surfacing and have to say on all times the car was absolutely composed, Love the seats esp. considering in India they are standard even in base price and the overall package makes this the best car to buy in its segment for now, I maybe a little biased because of AMG and the 6.2 Block, and the 4 doors, but would recommend the car with eyes shut,

It does everything so well, and you lose none of the practical aspects of the Sedan, The ride maybe a little harsh, but no something one cant live with, and once you start the car, the engine noise will ensure you never keep the iPod connected.

Next week is FF at Buddh International Circuit! Can't wait!

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Here's images of the first AMG Driving Academy held for participants:

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Here's images of the first AMG Driving Academy held for participants:
Super. Am guessing you took part?

Could you tell us what the schedule of the day was like, how many minutes of driving time you got / how many laps of the track / rounds of the slalom, etc

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Honestly speaking I am more byast towards the m3, as it doesnt try to kill you. C63 amgs have always been great cars but at the limits are extremely unpredictable and unforgiving. The M3s are far more stable, and provide gobs of feedback at the limit, and generally handle a lot better than the AMG. Try drivng both back to back and you will get what I mean. M3s are also better track cars for the same reasons.
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Default Mercedes Benz Launches Advanced Driving Programme at AMG Driving Academy

Mercedes Benz (MB) has flagged off the second level Advanced Driving Programme at its AMG Driving Academy at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.

Those who take part in the advanced training programme will interact with expert drivers from the AMG Driving Academy in Germany. The key aspects taught in the advanced level would be to master challenging cornering techniques and learning to gain better control of performance vehicles.

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The smoking hot cars on offer for the duration of the course are the C 63 AMG, E 63 AMG and the big daddy of them all the SLS AMG.

The advanced level is priced at Rs 1 Lakh for a 2 day training course conducted at the Buddh International Circuit. The first batch was sold out before the inauguration of the course according to MB.

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The programme consists of a combination pf theory and practice aimed at better cornering and handling skills while driving high performance vehicles (AMG of course). Data recording and video analysis of one's driving performance is also provided.

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