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      06-12-2008, 09:34 PM   #23
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Sorry, gotta say the E55. I've driven the E92 pretty extensively (friend of mine from college is a manager at herbchambers) and the acceleration pales in comparison to the W211 E55.


Now when it comes to the twisties....need i continue?
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      06-12-2008, 09:39 PM   #24
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E55 is a low 12 second >115mph 1/4 mile car(Motor trnd)
M3 is mid to high 12 second car 110-112mph 1/4 car(Motor trnd).
.3-.6 seconds @ 115mph is about 5-8 car lengths(assuming a 16-foot car).

Mind you the E55 is gaining speed on the M3.

They are different animals for different purposes. I would be honored to have either one in my garage :-)

Over on Mbworld, stock E55s have broke into the 11's with mid-high 110's.


It's basically just a highway bruiser with decent handling.
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      06-12-2008, 09:42 PM   #25
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...In my fathers clk55 i ran against one and beat him... Id like to think my new m3 could take my fathers clk55.
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some of the CLK55's do not have the kompressor ... is this the 4 pipe CLK55??? ... i raced a 2 pipe non kompressor CLK55 cabrio against my 335i cabrio and murdered him, it would have been a different story on the highway if it was the kompressor version.

my runs with my E46 M3 against a E55, off a line the M3 is quicker but after some time around the 140-160km/h (what i can recall) mark the E55 comes for you, and boy does it come for you verrrrrry quickly ... the other day my friend with his m3 cabrio E46 ran against an E55 from the line, that was murder by the E55 from the line, that car is quick, the poor m3 cabrio stood no chance what so ever .... so i still think the E55 will be quicker on a quarter mile sprint, BUT thats all an E55 is good for ... a straight line, in fact all AMG mercs! ...
The CLK never had a kompressor engine. Never. If you've beaten an E55 with a CLK, you were likely racing a rebadged E500.
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      06-14-2008, 08:00 PM   #26
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The wife of an E55 owner used to tell his husband and kids to leave the Porsches alone. He bested my best time from the Stuttgart airport to xyz by a full 5 minutes on a 100 km run. Mercedes may have an "old man" reputation, but they pretty much own the autobahn.
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      06-15-2008, 03:32 AM   #27
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Can a C63 beat an E55 then?
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      06-18-2008, 04:49 AM   #28
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Can a C63 beat an E55 then?
Car and Driver

E55 - 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds, quarter in 12.5 seconds at 116 mph.

C63 - 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds, quarter in 12.3 seconds at 116 mph.
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      06-19-2008, 04:02 PM   #29
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I want to see a C63 vs E55 video real bad...

as for M3 vs E55. E55 will win 9/10 times, end of story. The one time it loses, I dunno what happened.
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      05-06-2009, 04:02 AM   #30
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E55 guys tend to think their cars are a touch quicker than the E63s, presumably because of the torque advantage.

I have no direct knowledge.

Bruce
hi everyone, just wanted to add...I have an M3 E36... don't laugh, I know it's way older than your E92 M3 but my tag doe's say E55 kler. The only catch to that is that my wife has an E55 AMG 2003...and when I'm needing the 4 door hauler that's what I'm driving and I have not yet been over taken by any of the E92 M3. I ran up against quite a but. I best friend just bought one about 8 months ago. I don't know who was driving the E55 that the other guy beat. I do know that in a straight line the E55 is faster,but if there's a slight twist in the road and I get them every time.

oops, then again I haven't been beaten by any of the new M5's either. Something to do when the warranty fell off I had the Supercharger tweaked and Headers and both limiters deleted. (504 rwhp) and a slight larger torque curve. It's a beast for a reason...
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      05-06-2009, 06:31 AM   #31
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Guys, a lot of talks and gossips.
We have tried all these cars at the drag.
The cars: M3 DCT Stock, M3 DCT Tuned (465 hp), E55 Stock, CLS63 Stock, C63 Stock

So, THE REAL RESULTS:

The fastest up to 200 km/h:
1) M3 DCT Tuned
2) C63 Stock
3) M3 DCT
4) CLS 63 Stock
5) E55 Stock

The fastest up to 250 km/h:
1) M3 DCT Tuned
2) E55 Stock
3) CLS63 Stock
4) C63 Stock
5) M3 DCT Stock
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      05-06-2009, 08:39 AM   #32
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E55 guys tend to think their cars are a touch quicker than the E63s, presumably because of the torque advantage.

I have no direct knowledge.

Bruce


I have had a CLS55 and now a CLK63. The CLK63 is a tad quicker but the CLS weighed a little more. I'd guess it's a toss up.
An E55 would probably beat the new M3 in a straight line. Its 469 bhp and 516 lb ft are impressive.
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      05-06-2009, 11:11 AM   #33
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      05-06-2009, 11:16 AM   #34
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Guys, a lot of talks and gossips.
We have tried all these cars at the drag.
The cars: M3 DCT Stock, M3 DCT Tuned (465 hp), E55 Stock, CLS63 Stock, C63 Stock

So, THE REAL RESULTS:

The fastest up to 200 km/h:
1) M3 DCT Tuned
2) C63 Stock
3) M3 DCT
4) CLS 63 Stock
5) E55 Stock

The fastest up to 250 km/h:
1) M3 DCT Tuned
2) E55 Stock
3) CLS63 Stock
4) C63 Stock
5) M3 DCT Stock
What mods were done to the M3 to get it to the 465hp figure?
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      05-06-2009, 12:10 PM   #35
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Even with the extra weight, in a straight line I'd side with the AMG. However on paper the numbers seem favorable to the M3. Horsepower numbers that is, torque is completely different I guess.

M3... 3700lbs (est) @ 414hp = 8.94hp/lbs
E55... 3990lbs @ 469hp = 8.51hp/lbs
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      05-10-2009, 04:58 PM   #36
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in a strait line, if both cars r stock the e55 is the faster car no question. i have never raced an e55 but i have raced an e63, which is just as fast as the e55. I pulled ahead in the beginning but the e63 just keep pulling and by the time we hit triple digits the e63 was ahead and still pulling.
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      05-11-2009, 10:57 PM   #37
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smoke one last night driving home, dropped it to 3rd going about 80, once i hit 8300 or so, we we neck to neck, kicked it to fourth, still neck to neck, but once i was at about 120, the Machine 3 started to pull away, it was nice!!!! this is a sick vehicle!!!
LOL, .....brooklyn bridge, 'nuff said. Give credit where credit is due I would never try to run an m3 in the twisties, but on the open highway, I'm sorry no offense but not a chance in hell a bone stock m3 can keep up at triple digit speeds. 0-100mph yes, but 100+ mph that's another story. You must have gone up against a 55 that was heat soaked.
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      05-11-2009, 11:02 PM   #38
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295 lb/ft vs 516 lb/ft. M3 is fast but strictly in a line I'd say AMG with its crazy low end pull.
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      05-12-2009, 08:49 AM   #39
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But for a straight drag race it's high horsepower that makes more of a difference. It's only off the line that the torque is important and from what I'm reading here the Merc is worse off the line.
Obviously in this case the car has higher torque and hp figures so it doesn't matter
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      05-12-2009, 10:13 AM   #40
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like footie, what did the tune entail on that 465hp dct m3 that beat everything?
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      05-12-2009, 10:24 AM   #41
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E55 is faster and so is the E63.
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      06-02-2009, 06:59 AM   #42
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Fellas, the E55 AMG is faster than a stock M3 and a tad faster than an M3 that is tuned (mine) as I had the pleasure of running behind one yesterday. I didn't think he was going to go (we were turning onto a parkway and had been going back and forth checking each others rides out - I just got the HID halos so I have been getting a lot of attention) but as we turned on the parkway there was not a soul on the road so he got on it...I realized it and was already in MDM and punched it...I could tell that his torque took him out quicker along with the S/C spooling up...very IMPRESSIVE!! but as I increased my RPM's and speed I was able to reel him back in until the next shift, then the same...he would take a slight jump but again, quickly reeled him in...I would say he had at least 3-4 car lengths lead on me from the start and really ended up the same the whole time. I think if we could have continued the stretch I would have gotten closer but we weren't really racing just stretching the cars out and seeing what would happen. I was impressed with the M3...I thought for sure when he stepped on it he would be gone but being able to hold on and keep the same distance the whole time...well, I am glad I am tuned and the music of the engine and exhaust...damn awesome. He had all windows up, etc...I had all mine down and the damn sunroof open so that caused turbulence...I also have 20's and he was all stock...could have been a little different with lighter wheels and windows all closed but I still think the E55 AMG in a straight shot will still get the M3 in the long run...just not by much...still smiling!

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I met a guy with a CLS63 who told me that he beat a new M3 by about a car and a half to two cars. Do you guys think that's accurate? Seems like that car should have beaten an M3 by more than that!
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like footie, what did the tune entail on that 465hp dct m3 that beat everything?
Looks like we'll never know.
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