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Old 05-10-2008, 05:57 PM
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ill take the e55 any day of the week.
Word...throw in a high boost pulley and reflash
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:58 PM
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Nice, both are amazing cars but I take the M5 (handling) over the E55 (power). Shocked that the E55 took the M5 in the 1/4 mile.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:02 PM
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Nice, both are amazing cars but I take the M5 (handling) over the E55 (power). Shocked that the E55 took the M5 in the 1/4 mile.

did you see the torque difference
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by JJaber06
Word...throw in a high boost pulley and reflash

plus you get way more luxury options on the E55.
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plus they compare an E55 AMG vs a M5

The flag ship of the 5 series is the m5 then the true flagship of the e class would be the E63 AMG....
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:09 PM
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if the E55 low end torque is anything like the E500, then I don't want it. Not smooth at all for city driving.
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Originally Posted by vetalik
plus you get way more luxury options on the E55.
Plus its not ugly and has a semi decent interior
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:35 PM
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I'd much rather the E55 In general I'd take a Mercedes any day of the week over a BMW, so that should be a given.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:40 PM
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I saw an IS-F on the road today on Imperial Highway, nothing looks special about it.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:56 PM
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by korrupted
if the E55 low end torque is anything like the E500, then I don't want it. Not smooth at all for city driving.

i've driven the e55, if you keep it off the sport settings drives fine.
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:27 PM
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M5 FTW!!!!!!!!!!

great vid except for the commercials!!!!!!!
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by srika
M5 FTW!!!!!!!!!!

great vid except for the commercials!!!!!!!
should of FF them
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:46 PM
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I have not driven an M5 nor E55 AMG but have driven various levels of the E60 and W211. On the lower levels I like the W211 > E60 on 6 cylinder models (exc. 535i) but prefer the E60 when it comes to V8s. In general though, I like the driving dynamics and aesthetics of the E60 over the W211.

That said, I would be more inclined towards the E55 over the M5 as I like cars with great straightline prowess....though the E55 is only marginally quicker than the M5. (Probably the same reason why I like the Altima/Maxima/G35 a little more than the Accord/TL.)

Good video thought. I wish they would have displayed the 1/4 mile trap though.
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:46 PM
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saw and heard this in person already... pretty loud
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:18 PM
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Why are they comparing an M5 to an E55 ? W211 E55 and E60 M5 only shared one production year (2006).

A better comparison would be E60 M5 vs. W211 E63 .
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:48 PM
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I actually saw these while they were being built. His Supra was amazing. Those Solaras are even better.

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Old 05-10-2008, 10:12 PM
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M5 looks a lot better to me. i would take the M5 first hands down, but wouldn't complain about either.
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So- any of these owned by Nick Hogan?
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by vetalik
wonder if has only like 3 gears...
its a stick...probably a 4 speed
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:53 PM
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for once i'll take the mb, such bravado in the e55
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I love how people can tell which one they would own when I bet just about everyone in this thread has never driven BOTH cars to compare.
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I've had the opportunity to test drive both multiple times: When I was car-shopping a couple of weeks ago and the other times from friends who owned either of these sedans. My impressions were very divided and although I'm on fifth BMW, I can honestly say that I really liked the E55. It has an impossible amount of torque down low for city driving which is must for most people. There is a plethora of luxury, massaging seats, comfortable and silent ride, certainly more discreet in public than the M. It did feel on the heavy side on some B roads but nothing that could have stopped me from buying. With that said, if I was to buy and spend my hard earned money, it would be a no brainer. M5 all day long seven days of the week. You simply need to drive it to ''feel'' the difference. I can't explain it in words, it's almost a feeling you get behind the wheel. It simply feels a superiorly engineered car. The E is really a bullet in the straights and I like a fast car in the straights but fun is in the corners whereas the M shines. The way the car snaps when you shift gears, my God.The V10 motor is a match made in heaven, it's such a thrilling car to drive. The only thing that scared me and made me walk away from such a beautiful car was the reliability, hence why I bought the E39. My bud was on his second transmission. The car spent a lot of time in the shop and he ended up ordering another one. It had such a great impression on me, I think it'll be my next car. At the end, it really comes down to what suits you best. It's like the eternal fight between the raging bull and the prancing horse. There are no losers..Just lucky mah'fackin winnars.
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:01 AM
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i've seen the is-f and the new m3 on the road. the is-f just looks like a jacked up 250/350. the new m3 (stock) looks incredible.
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They're also testing the car with another 170 or so pounds added to it by having someone in the back seat ...
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too much stupid power
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v8 in a supra, thats supra abuse man, should of did a built 2jz and big ass turbo, unique none the less
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but e55 looks so outdated already. i'll take m5.
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i would take the m5 neday.. the exterior is more my style than the e55. They are both well powered cars and thee fact that one can beat the other by a sec or so doesnt make much of a difference to me.. It would be the ride quality and the overall fit and finish of the car imho..
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I dont really understand the point...
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Why ruin a classic?
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