C63 – The Journey Begins

Been running this car for around 6 weeks and already covered 3500 miles.  What a tremendous vehicle, I absolutely love it, it is such a joy to drive and I rarely stretch it and go more than 3000 rpm, it doesn’t need it.  It is comfortable, easy to drive and feels so well made and secure.  I will admit that it is not too easy on the pocket, but I am not surprised.  When I first got the car the average MPG over the previous 12000 miles was 16.5, I have now got it up to 17.5, but I am driving quite long distances across the motorways of Northern England.  I am also trying to fill with Shell V Power or failing that at least a BP, Esso or other 97RON.  It is a little pricier, but almost universally recommended for these engines.

A tale of two journeys..

17mpg at rush hour
M602 – 4:00pm rush hour traffic just outside Manchester with 17mpg!
25mpg is possible.
After a 4:30am drive to Liverpool across M62. Just over 25mpg, it can be done if the conditions allow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s the throaty rumble and noise that really is the car’s USP though.  I was driving towards Bradford from home, The Better Half and No.2 Son in tow and there is a tunnel under the airport.  As we approached No.2 Son and I dropped the car windows and I dropped a couple of cogs.  I enjoyed the Tinkie Tickling noise for a moment.  The Better Half looked across with a withering look, “you are both so childish….”

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