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Old 04-28-2018, 02:31 AM
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Nice find.
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:29 AM
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What model is it? I can't tell from the front.
If it isn't an S63 AMG coupe, then he didn't really want it in the first place. He paid about $100K for it, according to him. You can find all the details in this highly informative thread:

https://www.s2ki.com/forums/s2000-vi...-cars-1183304/
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:45 AM
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Dean,
AMG S63 coupe, 4-matic
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe
ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 333 cu in, 5461 cc
Power: 577 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 664 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm
The seven-speed AMG Speedshift MCT transmission (with a wet starting clutch instead of a torque converter) and engine stop-start tech also carry over from the sedan, as does a performance-tuned 4MATIC four-wheel-drive system that sends 67 percent of the torque to the rear axle.
DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 115.9 in
Length: 198.6 in
Width: 75.3 in Height: 56.0 in
Curb weight (C/D est): 4550 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):Zero to 60 mph: 3.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 8.6 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.1 sec
Top speed: 155-186 mph ( the speed upper box got ticked not that I'll ever use it.) For the record this is a BIG car. I think only the Bentley is actually a larger coupe.
But when you're driving it feels small, that is until you try and squeeze into the garage.
While technically an automatic, it really feels like a manual when you're driving it.
If you lift you get trail breaking, if you get into the response is instant.
Obviously not as quick as a dual clutch but not anywhere near as expensive to maintain.
My buddies Maserati Cambicorsa clutch was good for 25Kmiles and cots $8K to replace.

Oh and when you're feeling juvenile there are factory exhaust muffler cut outs that burble and bwaaaaah pop pop poppop between shifts.
Tire life is rumored to be on par with an S2000's

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Old 04-28-2018, 05:51 AM
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Wow, very cool.
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:59 AM
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To Bill's point, I just added a year before I retire.
That's become my new cost metric.

"Saint Peter, Don't you call me 'cuz I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store..."
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Old 04-28-2018, 06:58 AM
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It's pretty! So is this a replacement for anything?
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:45 AM
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Thank you for all that info. It is a beautiful car. I wish my E350 was a E63. I'm afraid your S wouldn't fit in my garage unless I removed a few things, and maybe not even then. (just looked, it's 6 1/2 inches longer, it would fit!)
The only thing I would change is the color. Your black is beautiful, but it's too hard to keep clean and I hate dirty cars. My Diamond Silver Metallic has really grown on me, even though I purchased that color to please my wife.
I hope you get years of enjoyment out of it!
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It's pretty! So is this a replacement for anything?
nope.

Dean given my druthers, I'd have gone with emerald green and saddle interior.but i haven't found any except for an S550.
there was a black over saddle in Texas but higher mileage for more money and not exactly a local dealer to pop into.
My SL and the GL are silver. the E and S are black. and the toy is suzie blue.
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Old 04-28-2018, 08:01 AM
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As a comparison, I found your car at a local dealer for 81K but it had 30some thousand miles on it, big difference. Every one I have found was black, all the way back to 2008. Emerald and saddle would be pretty!
Have you joined the local Mercedes club? (sponsored by MBUSA) The members here put on drives the first Sunday of each month. (we led one of Napa area 5 years ago). They are always fun, and you get discounts on cars and parts.
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:39 AM
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So have you taken possession yet, Jerry? How many miles did you get from the first tank?
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