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2003 IVECO DAILY 50C15: 2.8L diesel, 6 speed manual, ply lined,
internal LED working lights, new injectors and fuel pump.
2016 IVECO DAILY 50C17 V: ex Demo
model, 6 speed manual, 16m3 capacity,
heated suspension seat, ply lined, cruise
control, factory painted metallic blue.
$62,000 + GST.
2004 ISUZU NKR200 FLAT DECK: 2.8L, 5 spd,
steel/ mber drop side flat deck, Class 1 Licence,
tow bar, ladder racks. $13,913 + GST.
2007 TOYOTA/HINO 4x2 FLAT DECK:
5 spd manual, disc brakes, ext pla orm
1.2mx 1.520m, tail li . $28,000 + GST.
2016 IVECO DAILY 35S13: ex Demo model,
9m3 capacity, low roof, single rear tyres,
durable plas c floor and lined walls.
$48,500 + GST.
2004 ISUZU NPR350 CURTAINSIDER:
4.360m curtainside body, rear roller door,
new white curtains, air kit, NZ new,
mint condi on. $28,000 + GST.
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At a glance
8.7 litres per 100km,
19-inch front and
20-inch rear alloys.
Being the second-best
AMG isn’t so bad
when you consider
the competition. By
The new C 63 S coupe is the latest Mercedes-AMG model to use the company’s new 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine.
Muscular-looking C 63 S coupe has a wider track and
different rear axle to the sedan and wagon versions.
4.0 -litre twin-turbo V8
engine comes in a
variety of packages.
The ultimate one for NZ at the
current time is the GT S coupe, a
monster sports car that aims to
rumble along and rough it up
with the likes of the Porsche 911.
Not everybody has the $275,000
required for entry into the GT S
club. But I reckon the new C 63 S
coupe gives you a lot of the look,
character and dynamic
experience of the GT S for around
Not everybody has the $172,900
required for entry into the C 63 S
club either, but we’re talking
value as opposed to outright
The C 63 S is the crazy-fast
version of the C-class coupe, but
there’s a lot more to it than that. It
has the same twin-turbo V8
engine under the bonnet as the C
63 S sedan, but it’s very much its
torque than the same engine in
the GT S, which is why the coupe
is just 0.1sec behind its hard-core
cousin to 100kmh. And I’m sure
that 0.1sec is more marketing
rhetoric than anything.
While some complain that the
C-class coupe looks a bit droopy in
standard form, the C 63 S looks
squat and more than a bit scary.
Only the roof, doors and bootlid
are shared with the lesser
The coupe has the same power
and torque outputs as the sedan,
but the chassis boasts a unique
rear axle and even wider (by
25mm) track that makes it the
most aggressive and agile of the
C-class breed in the corners. It
retains active engine mounts and
a locking AMG differential.
And of course that engine.
AMG is not into artificial sound
enhancement, but it’s still
managed to make this twin-turbo
unit sound even more terrifying
than the old 6.2 -litre V8 naturally
aspirated job. Arguably not as
deep and soulful, but way louder.
There’s no contest when it
comes to flexibility and sheer
grunt. The new V8 has incredible
reserves of torque, which can
used to rumble along in pseudo-
luxury Comfort mode, or shred
the rear tyres and give your
wrists a workout in Sport.
It’s an exciting thing. But also
a very beautiful thing in terms of
attention to detail. Build quality is
sublime and inside you get
stunning AMG-specific stuff like
race seats in Nappa leather,
unique steering wheel and a
special instrument cluster. All on
top of what’s already a very swish
more expensive than the C 300
two-door, which sounds
ridiculous when you say it out
loud. But it does look and feel like
a very different car.
much more than the sum of its
bespoke parts. And there are
plenty of those.
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