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Old 25th November 2004, 13:25   #1
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Hi All,

While on my to office i saw a merc wid a Badge saying S320 & biy was it gorgeous but then i saw another badge on the right *which was somehing like this "///AMG"

This beauty had the tristar in its Grille.

SO now my question is that is it the same S class which is available in India or is it an imported one ?? Also what kind of tuning AMG does i mean how diff is this one from the regular S320 ??

pls forgive me for my ignorance & enlighten me

It looked something like this (this pic is from net)
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Old 25th November 2004, 13:31   #2
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Technocrat what you may have see may just be stock S320 with an AMG body kit thats all.

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U mean to say its just a cosmetic thing
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yup techno 99.9% it's just a cosmetic thing, amg tune engines too,but most of the mercs in india have just the amg kits
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Hey technocrat, was it a dark gray colored S Class. Was it the one below? Well if its a S320 AMG, its only a kitted S Class. No tuning done. The tuned ones are only the S55 and S65 AMG.

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yup
it ha to be with a bodykit
the car need not be imported since amg is now in india and can get work done
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@V12 : Man it was a Black S 320

hmm i think u guys r rite coz the only visible diff i cud c were the diff grille & the badge at rear ( i cud not c the wheels)

btw i also saw a merc Limo(some S1000 or sumthing, bluish green in color) a few days back in Pune itself, must be of the poonawala family
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The exterior difference between a regular S and an AMG kitted S lies in the front bumper (mostly)

Regular S Class

AMG S Class

Anyways check out more AMG's here :
Pics : Mercedes A Class AMGBlack
Pics : Mercedes CL55 AMG
Mercedes SL55 AMG
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Quote[/b] ]btw i also saw a merc Limo(some S1000 or sumthing, bluish green in color)
Hey technocrat, was it badged S1000? I guess it cud be a Pullman Merc S Class. Or one of those DC S Class stretch. The Poonawala family definitely has one of the best collection of cars in India.
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Man i cud not notice the bumper but the Grille was exactly like the one on the CL55AMG & am not too sure but the head lights resembled to that of the AMG u have posted above ( they did look diff from regular S class head lamp)

Yeah I think it was badged S1000.. anything special abt it



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is this a good time to ask if theres any e2000k
my friends were telling me about it and they think my car knowledge has deteriorated ( merc lovers - what to do )
according to them the ml class is just awesome and according to me their mls ride sux big time
u will definately have more fun in a qualis
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The headlights are the same on the regular and AMG models. Sorry to confuse you with the 2 pics. The regular S Class also comes with clear lens headlamps.

Anyways i guess Mercedes owners (except Team-BHPian Merc owners) in India are quite a confused lot. Instead of goin for just one kit (eg. AMG/Lorinse/Brabus) they go for a mix-n-match of all. The Brabus SL i saw had Brabus wheels with Lorinser exhausts. It also had some small stickers here and there. Same with an S Class i had seen a few months back. S320 CDI AMG badging at the rear and Brabus wheels.
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Quote[/b] ]the ml class is just awesome and according to me their mls ride sux big time
The M class is also one of the most unreliable cars according to the new Top Gear survey

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Quote:
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Quote[/b] ]Also what kind of tuning AMG does i mean how diff is this one from the regular S320 ??
Heres a comparision between the S55 and S500 :


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Quote[/b] ]Yeah I think it was badged S1000.. anything special abt it
I doubt theres any model such as S1000. Maybe its a stretch S500/600 and just bcos the length (mm) has increased the owner decided to increase the model no too *
As the nomenclature goes an S600 has a 6000cc engine. In that case the S1000 would have a 10000cc engine. now Mercedes does not have such a huge engine in its range. not even AMG. So its just a fancy badge. As I had said earlier :
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Quote[/b] ]Mercedes owners (except Team-BHPian Merc owners) in India are quite a confused lot. Instead of goin for just one kit (eg. AMG/Lorinse/Brabus) they go for a mix-n-match of all. The Brabus SL i saw had Brabus wheels with Lorinser exhausts. It also had some small stickers here and there. Same with an S Class i had seen a few months back. S320 CDI AMG badging at the rear and Brabus wheels.
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@V12: Thx a ton for the info dude

btw saw that car again today & from the pics above, am sure that it was the regular S320 ( it was a banglore registered car KA-01)

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I doubt theres any model such as S1000. Maybe its a stretch S500/600 and just bcos the length (mm) has increased the owner decided to increase the model no too *
Lol yeah that cud be the case
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