Originally Posted by CarbonAlpine
Wow, so the numbers are that close. I thought the 2003 came NA and wasn't as fast as the newer Supercharged. Maybe I'm wrong,
Quick car for it being almost 10 years old.
2003 was the w211, supercharged, rated at 469hp, but it was under rated from the factory. It actually made the same hp as the other supercharged V8 AMG mercedes, just above 500hp at the crank.
The w210 E55 AMG was not supercharged and only made 356hp.
Originally Posted by mmm def
I'd put my $ on the E55. They are monsters.
Absolutely. Especially since they're tuner favorites. The only chance a M3 has against one is if it's having water pump or supercharger issues. Otherwise, even a mildly modded M3 will lose to one.