Originally Posted by 888
As an ex-die hard BMW M fan I have just returned from my neighbourhood Mercedes dealer and placed an order for the new C63. BMW is playing us all for a fool, at least AMG is honest and what you see is what you get. Hell! The CSL is what the M3 should be period!
You might be right about this one, but that's what ALL car manufacturers do. Also Mercedes sells different cars with the same engine but different power outputs. That's marketing. You can't sell an M5 if the M3 outperforms it AND is also much cheaper. Even if the M3 will be the fastest M, the spec sheets read:
Either you accept this little game or you don't buy a perf car.