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I went to my Mercedes dealer here in Miami, and I put down a $500.00 dollar deposit for the C-32 AMG ($47-$50 G's), the new C's come out in september, but the AMG comes out in February 2001, I am the 6th person to put down a deposit, so I have 5 people in front of me (DAMN!) The salesguy told me he drove a regular C-Class in Germany and said it handled much better than the S-Class (I dont know if that means anything,im not sure how performance oriented the S really is.)I should be receiving some more info on the AMG soon, they do not have literature out on it yet, but there is a magazine which talks about it, but I forgot which one it is.<p><br>Chris F.<br>2000-C-280-sport<br>Black<br>clear blinkers<br>Remus exhaust<br>K&N airfilter<br>18" AMG monoblocks<br>2" drop-H&R
 

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Chris,<br>Did they tell you 47 to 50K? That seems cheap to me. If a Sport 320 with just a few options will cost 43-45 how can a C32 cost that little? I ordered a sport with nav, seats, roof and that's probably gonna be 45k with the destination and CD. On this French site they have the base car at $37,500 over there. Add the options here to that and you get big numbers just for the Sport. That's curious. Hopefully MBZ will give us a big break here (yeah right). I think their selling point is gonna be that they are giving so much more as standard equipment this year that the base is fair. How much more is the C43 than the regular now? <br>Mike<br>: I went to my Mercedes dealer here in Miami, and I put down a $500.00 dollar deposit for the C-32 AMG ($47-$50 G's), the new C's come out in september, but the AMG comes out in February 2001, I am the 6th person to put down a deposit, so I have 5 people in front of me (DAMN!) The salesguy told me he drove a regular C-Class in Germany and said it handled much better than the S-Class (I dont know if that means anything,im not sure how performance oriented the S really is.)I should be receiving some more info on the AMG soon, they do not have literature out on it yet, but there is a magazine which talks about it, but I forgot which one it is.<p><br>Chris F.<br>2000-C-280-sport<br>Black<br>clear blinkers<br>Remus exhaust<br>K&N airfilter<br>18" AMG monoblocks<br>2" drop-H&R<p>
 

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Ok Chris. Last years C43's base, albeit a V8 started at $53K. You don't honestly think this years is going to be less do you? : I went to my Mercedes dealer here in Miami, and I put down a $500.00 dollar deposit for the C-32 AMG ($47-$50 G's), the new C's come out in september, but the AMG comes out in February 2001, I am the 6th person to put down a deposit, so I have 5 people in front of me (DAMN!) The salesguy told me he drove a regular C-Class in Germany and said it handled much better than the S-Class (I dont know if that means anything,im not sure how performance oriented the S really is.)I should be receiving some more info on the AMG soon, they do not have literature out on it yet, but there is a magazine which talks about it, but I forgot which one it is.<p><br>Chris F.<br>2000-C-280-sport<br>Black<br>clear blinkers<br>Remus exhaust<br>K&N airfilter<br>18" AMG monoblocks<br>2" drop-H&R<p>
 

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: Chris,<br>Did they tell you 47 to 50K? That seems cheap to me. If a Sport 320 with just a few options will cost 43-45 how can a C32 cost that little? I ordered a sport with nav, seats, roof and that's probably gonna be 45k with the destination and CD. On this French site they have the base car at $37,500 over there. Add the options here to that and you get big numbers just for the Sport. That's curious. Hopefully MBZ will give us a big break here (yeah right). I think their selling point is gonna be that they are giving so much more as standard equipment this year that the base is fair. How much more is the C43 than the regular now? <br>Mike<br>: I went to my Mercedes dealer here in Miami, and I put down a $500.00 dollar deposit for the C-32 AMG ($47-$50 G's), the new C's come out in september, but the AMG comes out in February 2001, I am the 6th person to put down a deposit, so I have 5 people in front of me (DAMN!) The salesguy told me he drove a regular C-Class in Germany and said it handled much better than the S-Class (I dont know if that means anything,im not sure how performance oriented the S really is.)I should be receiving some more info on the AMG soon, they do not have literature out on it yet, but there is a magazine which talks about it, but I forgot which one it is.<p><br>Chris F.<br>2000-C-280-sport<br>Black<br>clear blinkers<br>Remus exhaust<br>K&N airfilter<br>18" AMG monoblocks<br>2" drop-H&R<p><p><p><br>I hear you Mike, but that is what the dealer told me, maybe he is a maniac and does not know anything, but I doubt it!<p>
 

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: : Chris,<br>Did they tell you 47 to 50K? That seems cheap to me. If a Sport 320 with just a few options will cost 43-45 how can a C32 cost that little? I ordered a sport with nav, seats, roof and that's probably gonna be 45k with the destination and CD. On this French site they have the base car at $37,500 over there. Add the options here to that and you get big numbers just for the Sport. That's curious. Hopefully MBZ will give us a big break here (yeah right). I think their selling point is gonna be that they are giving so much more as standard equipment this year that the base is fair. How much more is the C43 than the regular now? <br>Mike<br>: I went to my Mercedes dealer here in Miami, and I put down a $500.00 dollar deposit for the C-32 AMG ($47-$50 G's), the new C's come out in september, but the AMG comes out in February 2001, I am the 6th person to put down a deposit, so I have 5 people in front of me (DAMN!) The salesguy told me he drove a regular C-Class in Germany and said it handled much better than the S-Class (I dont know if that means anything,im not sure how performance oriented the S really is.)I should be receiving some more info on the AMG soon, they do not have literature out on it yet, but there is a magazine which talks about it, but I forgot which one it is.<p><br>Chris F.<br>2000-C-280-sport<br>Black<br>clear blinkers<br>Remus exhaust<br>K&N airfilter<br>18" AMG monoblocks<br>2" drop-H&R<p><p><p><br>I hear you Mike, but that is what the dealer told me, maybe he is a maniac and does not know anything, but I doubt it!<p><p>Chris, that's great if it's true. Maybe the base on the new C will be less. I was thinking the main reason the C32 might be cheaper was it is a 6 but when they had C36 they were not inexpensive. We'll see I guess. Realizing the current base on the C43 and the base on the C280 is a difference of $17,050.00 I don't think he is a maniac he's just got to be misinformed.<br>Mike<p>
 

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: : : Chris,<br>Did they tell you 47 to 50K? That seems cheap to me. If a Sport 320 with just a few options will cost 43-45 how can a C32 cost that little? I ordered a sport with nav, seats, roof and that's probably gonna be 45k with the destination and CD. On this French site they have the base car at $37,500 over there. Add the options here to that and you get big numbers just for the Sport. That's curious. Hopefully MBZ will give us a big break here (yeah right). I think their selling point is gonna be that they are giving so much more as standard equipment this year that the base is fair. How much more is the C43 than the regular now? <br>Mike<br>: I went to my Mercedes dealer here in Miami, and I put down a $500.00 dollar deposit for the C-32 AMG ($47-$50 G's), the new C's come out in september, but the AMG comes out in February 2001, I am the 6th person to put down a deposit, so I have 5 people in front of me (DAMN!) The salesguy told me he drove a regular C-Class in Germany and said it handled much better than the S-Class (I dont know if that means anything,im not sure how performance oriented the S really is.)I should be receiving some more info on the AMG soon, they do not have literature out on it yet, but there is a magazine which talks about it, but I forgot which one it is.<p><br>Chris F.<br>2000-C-280-sport<br>Black<br>clear blinkers<br>Remus exhaust<br>K&N airfilter<br>18" AMG monoblocks<br>2" drop-H&R<p><p><p><br>I hear you Mike, but that is what the dealer told me, maybe he is a maniac and does not know anything, but I doubt it!<p><p>Chris, that's great if it's true. Maybe the base on the new C will be less. I was thinking the main reason the C32 might be cheaper was it is a 6 but when they had C36 they were not inexpensive. We'll see I guess. Realizing the current base on the C43 and the base on the C280 is a difference of $17,050.00 I don't think he is a maniac he's just got to be misinformed.<br>Mike<p><p>Mike, you got me thinking. Im going to the dealership today to get an answer, i will post it up as soon as i can, hopefully I will still right!!! LOL<p>
 

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: : : : Chris,<br>Did they tell you 47 to 50K? That seems cheap to me. If a Sport 320 with just a few options will cost 43-45 how can a C32 cost that little? I ordered a sport with nav, seats, roof and that's probably gonna be 45k with the destination and CD. On this French site they have the base car at $37,500 over there. Add the options here to that and you get big numbers just for the Sport. That's curious. Hopefully MBZ will give us a big break here (yeah right). I think their selling point is gonna be that they are giving so much more as standard equipment this year that the base is fair. How much more is the C43 than the regular now? <br>Mike<br>: I went to my Mercedes dealer here in Miami, and I put down a $500.00 dollar deposit for the C-32 AMG ($47-$50 G's), the new C's come out in september, but the AMG comes out in February 2001, I am the 6th person to put down a deposit, so I have 5 people in front of me (DAMN!) The salesguy told me he drove a regular C-Class in Germany and said it handled much better than the S-Class (I dont know if that means anything,im not sure how performance oriented the S really is.)I should be receiving some more info on the AMG soon, they do not have literature out on it yet, but there is a magazine which talks about it, but I forgot which one it is.<p><br>Chris F.<br>2000-C-280-sport<br>Black<br>clear blinkers<br>Remus exhaust<br>K&N airfilter<br>18" AMG monoblocks<br>2" drop-H&R<p><p><p><br>I hear you Mike, but that is what the dealer told me, maybe he is a maniac and does not know anything, but I doubt it!<p><p>Chris, that's great if it's true. Maybe the base on the new C will be less. I was thinking the main reason the C32 might be cheaper was it is a 6 but when they had C36 they were not inexpensive. We'll see I guess. Realizing the current base on the C43 and the base on the C280 is a difference of $17,050.00 I don't think he is a maniac he's just got to be misinformed.<br>Mike<p><p>Mike, you got me thinking. Im going to the dealership today to get an answer, i will post it up as soon as i can, hopefully I will still right!!!LOL<p>I meant to say "hopefully I will still be right"<p>
 

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: : : : : Chris,<br>Did they tell you 47 to 50K? That seems cheap to me. If a Sport 320 with just a few options will cost 43-45 how can a C32 cost that little? I ordered a sport with nav, seats, roof and that's probably gonna be 45k with the destination and CD. On this French site they have the base car at $37,500 over there. Add the options here to that and you get big numbers just for the Sport. That's curious. Hopefully MBZ will give us a big break here (yeah right). I think their selling point is gonna be that they are giving so much more as standard equipment this year that the base is fair. How much more is the C43 than the regular now? <br>Mike<br>: I went to my Mercedes dealer here in Miami, and I put down a $500.00 dollar deposit for the C-32 AMG ($47-$50 G's), the new C's come out in september, but the AMG comes out in February 2001, I am the 6th person to put down a deposit, so I have 5 people in front of me (DAMN!) The salesguy told me he drove a regular C-Class in Germany and said it handled much better than the S-Class (I dont know if that means anything,im not sure how performance oriented the S really is.)I should be receiving some more info on the AMG soon, they do not have literature out on it yet, but there is a magazine which talks about it, but I forgot which one it is.<p><br>Chris F.<br>2000-C-280-sport<br>Black<br>clear blinkers<br>Remus exhaust<br>K&N airfilter<br>18" AMG monoblocks<br>2" drop-H&R<p><p><p><br>I hear you Mike, but that is what the dealer told me, maybe he is a maniac and does not know anything, but I doubt it!<p><p>Chris, that's great if it's true. Maybe the base on the new C will be less. I was thinking the main reason the C32 might be cheaper was it is a 6 but when they had C36 they were not inexpensive. We'll see I guess. Realizing the current base on the C43 and the base on the C280 is a difference of $17,050.00 I don't think he is a maniac he's just got to be misinformed.<br>Mike<p><p>Mike, you got me thinking. Im going to the dealership today to get an answer, i will post it up as soon as i can, hopefully I will still right!!!LOL<p>I meant to say "hopefully I will still be right"<p><br>I hope you are right too because a lower base should help my cause too.<br>Mike<p>
 

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Re: C32 AMG Sedan ... Picture

<center><img src="http://www.motor-presse-online.de/Zeitschriften/ams/vorschau/bilder/vor4.jpg"></center><p>There will be a test in a German magazine this week.<p>This a picture of the preview.<p>Enjoy ...
 

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I agree with Builder, there's no way the C32 will be under $50K...more like $60K, just add approx. $

: I went to my Mercedes dealer here in Miami, and I put down a $500.00 dollar deposit for the C-32 AMG ($47-$50 G's), the new C's come out in september, but the AMG comes out in February 2001, I am the 6th person to put down a deposit, so I have 5 people in front of me (DAMN!) The salesguy told me he drove a regular C-Class in Germany and said it handled much better than the S-Class (I dont know if that means anything,im not sure how performance oriented the S really is.)I should be receiving some more info on the AMG soon, they do not have literature out on it yet, but there is a magazine which talks about it, but I forgot which one it is.<p><br>Chris F.<br>2000-C-280-sport<br>Black<br>clear blinkers<br>Remus exhaust<br>K&N airfilter<br>18" AMG monoblocks<br>2" drop-H&R<p>
 

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The dealership won't know jack sh*t about price, I can guarantee you that. I'll bet the C32 comes in right at $50K (+/- $500). MBUSA won't announce prices (even to dealers) until a couple weeks before deliveries begin, and that's not until next year.
 

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I don't know how different French prices are vs. US's are, but I just went to MBfrance and configure

...and got a US converted price of $38,100. It seems to be universally understood that all AMG variants will be at least 15-18K above the 'next expensive' model in the series, but there have been a lot of different views on the actual base prices of the C320. HOPEFULLY, a much more loaded standard US C320 will not be as expensive as the French counterpart...as an almost equivalent elegance or avantgarde edition would be more than the 38K base of the above classic version. If the US comes a cheaper = cha-ching...a much lower priced C32 (say round 52K base?) and the extra 'bad case scenario change' in my pocket<p>...keeping my fingers cross for cheaper prices<p><p><p>: Ok Chris. Last years C43's base, albeit a V8 started at $53K. You don't honestly think this years is going to be less do you? : I went to my Mercedes dealer here in Miami, and I put down a $500.00 dollar deposit for the C-32 AMG ($47-$50 G's), the new C's come out in september, but the AMG comes out in February 2001, I am the 6th person to put down a deposit, so I have 5 people in front of me (DAMN!) The salesguy told me he drove a regular C-Class in Germany and said it handled much better than the S-Class (I dont know if that means anything,im not sure how performance oriented the S really is.)I should be receiving some more info on the AMG soon, they do not have literature out on it yet, but there is a magazine which talks about it, but I forgot which one it is.<p><br>Chris F.<br>2000-C-280-sport<br>Black<br>clear blinkers<br>Remus exhaust<br>K&N airfilter<br>18" AMG monoblocks<br>2" drop-H&R<p><p>
 

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I think you guys are off. I spoke to a salesman a few days ago who says the base price will actually be a few hundred less for 01'. Who knows with AMG but who cares if your going for that caliber car you shouldn't be thinking about how much but how soon.
 

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C32 price of $47-50K is quite possible (more)

Brian provided a link to an article on the C32 AMG in another thread which gives complete details and photos of the new car. I've included the link below for those who haven't seen it. Info in the article leads me to believe that the $47-50K price in the US may be correct.<p>First, according to the article the price in Germany will be approximately $53,000 US which includes value added tax of 16%. Subtracting the VAT leaves a retail price of about $45,000 US. Even with shipping costs, it's hard to see how the US price could exceed $50,000.<p>Second, annual production of the C32 will be 3500 units. This is in comparison to the C36, which was limited to 1200 units a year, and the C43, which was built at a rate of 2000 cars annually. Higher production rates should result in lower costs.<p>Third, I believe I read somewhere else that the C32 would be completely assembled on the regular MB C-type production line. The C36 and C43 were both partially completed at MB, then trucked to AMG for completion. If it's true that the C32 will be completely assembled at MB, then this should result in more cost savings and, additionally, might mean that the C32 will be available in a full selection of MB exterior and interior colors rather than the limited choices available on the C36 and C43.<p>I don't know about the February delivery quoted to Chris. The article lists an introduction date, presumably in Germany, of May 2001. Hard to believe that it will be in the US before fall of 2001.<p>No matter, based on the stuff I've seen so far, I placed a deposit on a C32 at Cutter Motors in Santa Barbara, CA. I'm the first on their list. Now if I can remain patient 'til I actually see a car.<p>LeroyC<br>1996 C36 AMG
 

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who's your contact at cutter?

have been hearing great things about cutter bmw. any thoughts on cutter mb? also, any good names for salespeople. am looking to get an slk320 and c32 within the next year.<p>thanks.<p>tom<p><br>: Brian provided a link to an article on the C32 AMG in another thread which gives complete details and photos of the new car. I've included the link below for those who haven't seen it. Info in the article leads me to believe that the $47-50K price in the US may be correct.<p>First, according to the article the price in Germany will be approximately $53,000 US which includes value added tax of 16%. Subtracting the VAT leaves a retail price of about $45,000 US. Even with shipping costs, it's hard to see how the US price could exceed $50,000.<p>Second, annual production of the C32 will be 3500 units. This is in comparison to the C36, which was limited to 1200 units a year, and the C43, which was built at a rate of 2000 cars annually. Higher production rates should result in lower costs.<p>Third, I believe I read somewhere else that the C32 would be completely assembled on the regular MB C-type production line. The C36 and C43 were both partially completed at MB, then trucked to AMG for completion. If it's true that the C32 will be completely assembled at MB, then this should result in more cost savings and, additionally, might mean that the C32 will be available in a full selection of MB exterior and interior colors rather than the limited choices available on the C36 and C43.<p>I don't know about the February delivery quoted to Chris. The article lists an introduction date, presumably in Germany, of May 2001. Hard to believe that it will be in the US before fall of 2001.<p>No matter, based on the stuff I've seen so far, I placed a deposit on a C32 at Cutter Motors in Santa Barbara, CA. I'm the first on their list. Now if I can remain patient 'til I actually see a car.<p>LeroyC<br>1996 C36 AMG<p>
 
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