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      08-22-2013, 05:12 PM   #146
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Originally Posted by davesaddiction View Post
The sad part is that the 1000-pounds-heavier Bentley and the AMG wagon finished higher than an M car in a competition purely about driving enjoyment. BMW seems to have lost its way by sacrificing the things that used to make the brand truly special - I just hope the new M3/4 and M235i help to set things right.
I agree...

But the Bentley is the top performing $200k+ GT Speed and the AMG just happens to be a wagon, it is still very much in line with the M6 in purpose, weight and power.

So it's not like it got clowned by cars far below it's credentials.


Personally, the new E63 AMG is the first Benz in a long time that has me paying attention, especially in the wagon form. With the '14 redesign, they got rid of the hideous pontoon fenders, and added the AWD which makes it a bit less of a RWD-oversteering hooligan. Since there is no CTS-V 6mt wagon for me anymore, this might be my new wagon crush lol.
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