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Old 01-12-2013, 03:41 AM
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Hours from signing for a CLS63AMG

Hi, I'm a German living in Hong Kong and going to sign for a 12/2006 CLS63AMG next week!
Any advice on what to especially look for when test ride the car on Monday is welcome.
Further I do sure also appreciate any good feedback on following upgrades:
- Custom grille single bar with Mercedes star
- Cat back or axel back custom exhaust...sporty sound
- Lowering module
- Upgrade facelift black series steering wheel
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Negative here in HK is the purchase price of cars due to high tax but on the other hand where do you get a 2006 car with 24000km all service records
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:34 PM
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HK cars are well pampered so I would say enjoy your new find. Modification, however, is tougher. If you know a capable shop, please tell me!
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:19 AM
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Cool beware 7g tronic

Seriously, having owned a CLS Shooting brake for 3 months and having a total transmission failure and now the lack of service from mercedes i would advise anyone looking to buy a mercedes with 7g... Don't do it... the transmissions are an unreliable piece of crap.
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:54 PM
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Seriously, having owned a CLS Shooting brake for 3 months and having a total transmission failure and now the lack of service from mercedes i would advise anyone looking to buy a mercedes with 7g... Don't do it... the transmissions are an unreliable piece of crap.
Do a-lot of people have tranny problems with the CLS63?
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:15 AM
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Do a-lot of people have tranny problems with the CLS63?
The 7-speed 63 trannys seem to have no problem......I have 39K on mine...and it shifts and runs like gold still.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:23 PM
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My CLS63 has 47,000 miles and shifts great...
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:16 PM
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I will likely be purchasing a used cls63 2-3 year old. ANy issues I need to be on the lookout for. I priced a new LEASE versus a USED buy. USED buy wins.
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:37 PM
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the 7g trans ALL have the same weakness in the electro hydraulic unit right throughout the range. It is something MB is aware of and they have had many TCU upgrades to try and counter the problem as well as a special repair part that makes the warranty repair cheaper for them, that repair lasted 7000ks before failing again. So in 15000ks from new I had 2 occasions that the trans needed repairs after going into limp home mode. We came to an agreement with them and now drive an S-class hybrid. If you're out of factory warranty when your TCU fails it seems like the best option is to send your TCU to Softronic for their repair which they claim eliminates the problem which seems to be heat related causing warpage of the electronics plate.
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maybe u should wait a bit, the next CLS is coming and it will look amazing

https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-ne...-ar176523.html
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maybe u should wait a bit, the next CLS is coming and it will look amazing

https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-ne...-ar176523.html
That is beautiful! I signed for a 2017 car and i love it alot! That car is going to take awhile before we can get it in Canada.
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You are going to love that car!

I'm not sure what time it is in HK, but if you are still thinking about buying the CLS, pay close attention to the suspension sounds. The airmatic sometimes has problems. If you can, look under the car for signs that it has scraped curbings or has other damage. Finally, smell the oil! If it smells burnt, or old...the owner didn't take care of the car.

Your mods sound good. Do the grille first !

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Originally Posted by Bullwheel View Post
Hi, I'm a German living in Hong Kong and going to sign for a 12/2006 CLS63AMG next week!
Any advice on what to especially look for when test ride the car on Monday is welcome.
Further I do sure also appreciate any good feedback on following upgrades:
- Custom grille single bar with Mercedes star
- Cat back or axel back custom exhaust...sporty sound
- Lowering module
- Upgrade facelift black series steering wheel
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Hi
Not sure where to place this post. Just buying a 2005 CLS 350 AMG (AMG so I am told but no badging).
I am trying to find an appropriate owners manual. My BMW broke down and I was given this car to loan whilst repair was done to BMW 130i and I fell in love with it. The wife does not like large cars, but as it was only a loaner she accepted it into the household for a few days and when I said I prefered it and could do a deal, she OK´d it :-) 245,000 kilometres (I live in Almeria, Spain) and 1 owner from new. Needs work like new discs and pads and full oil and filters to start, but would like it to look and run well.
Anyone got a manual for sale please?
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