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      10-01-2012, 01:37 AM   #117
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Originally Posted by gblansten View Post
I never thought I would say this but I'm not convinced that a 500+ hp car would be more fun to me. I enjoyed the hell out of the '09 C63 I had but that car could light up the back tires so easily. So, the computer has to retard that power so you don't put yourself into a ditch. The higher horsepower is great for better 0-150 mph times but most of us don't do that.

Ultimately I agree with Nine that I'm looking for balance. I wouldn't mind some more low end torque but I am really into an overall fun to drive and superbly handling car. If the next M3 does 0-60 in 4 seconds and the 1/4 in 12.2-12.4 seconds then that is plenty of fun for me so long as it also handles really well.

If the next C AMG is fun as well I will give that strong consideration as well. But I'm no longer after pure crazed power like I would have been at a much younger age. A 662 hp Mustang doesn't entice me.
+1 it is about balance.

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