Originally Posted by MikeG_C63_AMG
Again uninformed. All stock E55ís dyno exactly the same numbers as the V8 Kompressor engines in the CL55,S55, and SL55 motors. Meaning they all had roughly 493 HP at the crank. The topic is about straight line performance. No one denies the superior handling advantage of the M3 over the E55, however that point is invalid when your on the highway lined up and the 3rd honk is heard. I invite you to go over to some of the W211 AMG boards and look for there results of stock cars at the drag strip as well as encounters they had with E90/92 M3ís. Your suspicions will certainly change.
Yeah, forget magazines. That's like knowing baseball by just watching TV. Armchair quarterbacking, etc..
For real world times check the threads mentioned above. And look for the long threads of this last winter's runs at the track http://www.famosoraceway.com/
that was specifically rented by W211 owners.....
Check the times for E55s and E63s. This isn't magazines or honking on the freeway in traffic. And compare runs by 3ers and 5ers.