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      08-18-2012, 08:56 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by alms211 View Post
Nope, not at all. I don't know of any other car that I have owned whose engine won an award...although the LS7 in my former Z06 may have (??)...I just don't know. I find the performance and characteristics of the 4.0 S65 engine to be simply marvelous. No fanboi here. Also, I am not taking anything away from the AMG 6.2 engine.....I've never driven one. Only have driven the 5.5. I found it to be quite nice; just not as impressive to me as the S65.
The S65 is an amazing engine for sure. The AMG 6.2 is also a stunning engine. Both rev very freely to redline, both are fairly bullet proof. The S65 feels more like a highly strung race car engine. The AMG has a sound/grunt that is addictive. I really love both even though they feel slightly different.

The AMG 5.5 engine is no where near as entertaining as the other two IMO. I'm not a fan of turbo set ups in general. Although it is a VERY fast engine and is easily tuned, I prefer the feel, responsiveness, revving ability and sound of both the S65 and AMG 6.2.
2016 M2 | Long Beach Blue | 6MT - current
2015 M4 | Austin Yellow | DCT
2014 Corvette Stingray | Z51 | Torch Red | 7MT
2012 MB C63 Coupe | Performance package | Obsidian Black
2011 E92 M3 | Jerez Black | Fox Red | DCT | Competition Package