E55 kompressor is ALOT faster then the C55 NA motor. E55 is on a different level.
ride is better in the E55 aswell and a lot rommier.
C55 is super rare! And I think looks awesome. Almost got it once myself. Looks nothing like other C class models.
Maintenance costs for the C55 would be less then the E55 Kompressor for sure.
My cousin has had a E55 for 5 years, airmatic suspension went, balls joints, gas line leak, oil level sensor failure, AC/heat control failure, and I think that it is.
Otherwise its been fine, no Crazy expensive repair costs or failures otherwise and he drives hard.
Btw as for E60 M5's, 2006/2007 stay away from. Many issue and recalls.
Look for a decent mileage 08 or a reliable 09/10 that have everything up to date.
SMG tranny is amazing, and V10 motor sounds and top end goes!
E60 M5 has some great technology, like heads up display which is amazing IMHO, and the side bolsters that move when you turn. IMHO, all around better car the the E55, handling/braking, Cool 7 speed SMG tranny compared to the 5 speed in the E55.
Current: LCI ///M5 || ML63AMG || 13' Porsche Panamera S
Last edited by 5soko; 12-29-2012 at 11:40 AM.