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Old 29th November 2006, 01:58   #1
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Default Mumbai to Aurangabad in a CLS 350 and C 200 K

Was meant to post this earlier....but i guess i just didnt get the time for it.
Me and some of my colleagues had to go to Aurangabad for work and we had a CLS 350 along with a C 200 K with us. No prizes for guessing which car I drove!...850 km of some of the best driving experience I have ever had!

The journey began on 21st July, and with both the cars tanked with fuel we left at about 7 am. There was a mild drizzle as we left and I knew we would experience some pretty heavy rain along the way.

One thing that bothered me was that I would need to be really careful while tackling bad roads because of the low ground clearance of the CLS..but was excited anyways!

I just couldnt wait to leave the city and as soon as we crossed Chembur boy did I floor her!!..with 272 bhp on tap I knew this experience was something I wouldnt forget easily. The CLS is a very comfortable car to drive apart from a little poor rear visibility...but what the heck!..the C 200 K kept up with us pretty well. The roads to Nasik were really bad and each pothole had to be tackled with great care. An accident on the road just before the Kasara ghat had us waiting in traffic for over an hour and I hoped I would make up for that on the ghat...And boy did we make up for it!!...overtaking was a breeze with 350 NM of torque under the bonnet. We drove through very low visibility due to the awesome fog at Igatpuri ( see pic ) but once we crossed Nasik the roads to Aurangabad were better and there were some streches where 160 kmph was possible.

After spending 3 days in Aurangabad it was time to head back.

When we got back to Mumbai, the cars had each clocked approx 850 Km with the CLS returning a respectable 8.5 kmpl and the C 200 K with 11.3 kmpl.

P.s. For those who read my thread of the E 270 CDI from Mumbai to Nasik
(http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/new-ca...-report-2.html) , would notice that this is a much smaller write up, but please leave a reply in case theres anything you wanna know.














Traffic just before Kasara ghat.







Fog at Igatpuri.







What the....!!!!







Thats a coupe on your right and a cabriolet on the left!!!

Tried going under it!!


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Old 29th November 2006, 02:03   #2
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WOW nice pictures there CLS, looks like you had a nice trip there. Lovely cars too! A detailed report would actually be make much better reading
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Nice pictures..
You were listening to 92.5 Fm.

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Thanks...yeah I would love to post a detailed report...will do that soon!
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WOW!!! That's waht we call a drive.
Nice pics too.
Thanx for sharing it with us.

Hmmmmm.. just wait for 3 days and I'll have one to write too.
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great!...have u had a drive a cls too?...
btw..ill be putting up a detailed road test of the E 280 CDI soon.
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wow lucky you man driving all the over priced gorgeous beauties
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