BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 vs....
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-05-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
lawjizams
M IS THE KING!
 
Drives: M3 E90 SSII
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: VA Beach, VA

Posts: 45
iTrader: (0)

M3 vs 2011 SLS AMG

Well I went to Cars and Coffee this morning and saw a Mercedes SLS AMG 63. Very pretty car with the gull wing doors. Anyhow I was heading home and was on the interstate. The guy with the SLS passes me and gets out in front and guns it a little. He slowed down next to me like he wanted to play or see if I would bite. I didn't bite but it left me wondering how the M3 would hold up. Any idea how bad a beat it would be? So far I'm straight stock for now and planning for some future mods.
lawjizams is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2011, 11:41 AM   #2
M3Fool
Loves FFDP
 
Drives: 11 E90 M3 SOLD 11 5.0 'Stang
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Germany

Posts: 783
iTrader: (0)

NOT A RATS ASS CHANCE IN A CAT HOUSE, that SLS is a friggin' BEAST. By far the sexiest sounding stock exhaust on the planet.
__________________
Glory may be fleeting, but mediocrity ensures anonymity...
M3Fool is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2011, 11:44 AM   #3
lawjizams
M IS THE KING!
 
Drives: M3 E90 SSII
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: VA Beach, VA

Posts: 45
iTrader: (0)

lol Thats exactly what I was thinking. I felt tiny next to that car
lawjizams is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2011, 11:45 AM   #4
kbahl21
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: MB
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: LI

Posts: 40
iTrader: (0)

^what he said
__________________
kbahl21 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #5
Rshane
M-Flight Member
 
Rshane's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tampa, FL

Posts: 1,086
iTrader: (0)

Yeah, like others are saying...not a chance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3Fool View Post
NOT A RATS ASS CHANCE IN A CAT HOUSE, that SLS is a friggin' BEAST. By far the sexiest sounding stock exhaust on the planet.
Have you heard the Ferrari 599 GTO exhaust
__________________
2011 Le Mans Blue M3// Black extended Novillo w/ Blue Grey Aluminum trim/DCT/ZTP/ZCW/ZPP/ZCP Premium Sound ///Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust

2012 Le Mans Blue 135i M Pkg DCT
2013 Ford F150 FX4 Supercrew
Rshane is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2011, 01:23 PM   #6
Levi
Brigadier General
 
Levi's Avatar
 
Drives: Alfa Romeo
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Germany

Posts: 3,208
iTrader: (0)

No, up to date the best sounding one is the Lexus LF-A. Yes, never thought it could be a Lexus.
Levi is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2011, 01:30 PM   #7
kbahl21
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: MB
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: LI

Posts: 40
iTrader: (0)

earporn which mite help decide the best sounding exhaust
__________________
kbahl21 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2011, 01:58 PM   #8
991GT3
Captain
 
991GT3's Avatar
 
Drives: Cayenne Turbo
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: North Dakota

Posts: 738
iTrader: (0)

Watch what an SLS will do to an LF-A in a straight line

__________________
-2011 Cayenne Turbo
-2012 Cayenne Turbo
-2013 VelociRaptor 600
991GT3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2011, 02:22 PM   #9
baarii
Major
 
baarii's Avatar
 
Drives: ..
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: I-66

Posts: 1,117
iTrader: (8)

The 355 was
baarii is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 01:23 AM   #10
C///M_D
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: BMW M3 Alpine White
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SoCal

Posts: 40
iTrader: (0)

I saw that same one it was behind me on the way in and it was matte gray looked really good in that color. Love the sls
C///M_D is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 02:24 AM   #11
Sean05
Putcha ang ganda...
 
Sean05's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 MR E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles, Brea CA.

Posts: 5,327
iTrader: (9)

Send a message via Yahoo to Sean05
Hahah yea saw that this morning as well... We can't even catch up with the C63... With the SLS no chance...
__________________
Sean05 is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 04:42 AM   #12
E. Honda
Private First Class
 
E. Honda's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 Nissan 350Z
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: West LA/UCLA

Posts: 178
iTrader: (0)

THat vid was funny...he just pulls that Noble out of his ass cuz he lost in the LFA
E. Honda is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 04:53 AM   #13
Jive
First Lieutenant
 
Jive's Avatar
 
Drives: my gf crazy
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA

Posts: 346
iTrader: (0)

Saw an SLS the other night. It was parking at the very end of the street corner in front of a club...it took him about 5 minutes to park it perfectly with the help of a valet boy. Making sure it wasn't too close/far to the curb and to the car in front of it.

Beautiful car, but I'm sure it is a major headache always having to worry about it in public places (or any other super car for that matter).
Jive is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 05:41 PM   #14
tyorll
Private First Class
 
tyorll's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sydney

Posts: 175
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E. Honda View Post
THat vid was funny...he just pulls that Noble out of his ass cuz he lost in the LFA
Yep. All meaningless power anyway. Moot if you can't launch like the Porsche. It has power to the wheels and traction where it needs it most, from launch and speeds sub 100km/hr.
tyorll is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 06:30 PM   #15
SchnellM3
Digger
 
SchnellM3's Avatar
 
Drives: 03 E46 M3, 09 E92 M3, 09 X6 50
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Pa

Posts: 2,616
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Levi View Post
No, up to date the best sounding one is the Lexus LF-A. Yes, never thought it could be a Lexus.
__________________
2009 E92 M3 /// Melbourne Red /// Fox Red /// M DKG

Full Innotech Exhaust - DINAN Intake - IND Engine Bay Appearance - IND Hand Stitched Boot Covers - and much more....
SchnellM3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 06:32 PM   #16
330CIZHP
Major
 
Drives: BMW 330 CI ZHP
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Posts: 1,211
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 997GT3 View Post
Watch what an SLS will do to an LF-A in a straight line

It is only fair to mention other comparos where LFA won always. AutoZeitung Germany test, Lexus LFA decimated the SLS AMG in a comparison around contidrom test track by a full 2 seconds on only a 3800 meter track. They literally used to word "dominated like a formula race car" SLS AMG. In AutoBild supercomparo, LFA was faster than the SLS AMG around Nurburgring by 6 seconds (also much quicker than the Turbo S). That is what it truly is intended to be. Not a drag racer.

In a straight line in AutoZeitung test, both LFA and SLS AMG were evenly matched with same 0-60 mph and both cars reached 125 mph in 11.3 seconds in their tests. Lexus LFA beat the V12 Ferrari 599 GTB with 620 HP in the CarAndDriver even in a straight line and also R8 V10 in drag races so it is no slouch by exotic supercar standards.

Regarding this video, the SLS AMG used launch control while the only reason why Lexus LFA lost was because the early prototypes of Lexus LFA had no way of launching as launch control was not included in the Lexus LFA until production time came out and only a few months ago prototypes got launch control system.

With new launch control in that Lexus LFA, it would have been completely different since LFA weighs over 200 lbs less.

And this is the best video to showcase what LFA is all about. 9700 rpm and 1.5g lateral acceleration in corners on mere Potenza S001 tires without any fancy electronic torque-vectoring gizmos, 130 mph on the back straights with racing champions Justin Bell, Scott Pruett:




Last edited by 330CIZHP; 03-06-2011 at 08:34 PM.
330CIZHP is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 09:21 PM   #17
991GT3
Captain
 
991GT3's Avatar
 
Drives: Cayenne Turbo
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: North Dakota

Posts: 738
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 330CIZHP View Post
It is only fair to mention other comparos where LFA won always. AutoZeitung Germany test, Lexus LFA decimated the SLS AMG in a comparison around contidrom test track by a full 2 seconds on only a 3800 meter track. They literally used to word "dominated like a formula race car" SLS AMG. In AutoBild supercomparo, LFA was faster than the SLS AMG around Nurburgring by 6 seconds (also much quicker than the Turbo S). That is what it truly is intended to be. Not a drag racer.

In a straight line in AutoZeitung test, both LFA and SLS AMG were evenly matched with same 0-60 mph and both cars reached 125 mph in 11.3 seconds in their tests. Lexus LFA beat the V12 Ferrari 599 GTB with 620 HP in the CarAndDriver even in a straight line and also R8 V10 in drag races so it is no slouch by exotic supercar standards.

Regarding this video, the SLS AMG used launch control while the only reason why Lexus LFA lost was because the early prototypes of Lexus LFA had no way of launching as launch control was not included in the Lexus LFA until production time came out and only a few months ago prototypes got launch control system.

With new launch control in that Lexus LFA, it would have been completely different since LFA weighs over 200 lbs less.

And this is the best video to showcase what LFA is all about. 9700 rpm and 1.5g lateral acceleration in corners on mere Potenza S001 tires without any fancy electronic torque-vectoring gizmos, 130 mph on the back straights with racing champions Justin Bell, Scott Pruett:


I'm not tryng to prove the SLS is superior to an LF-A because it isn't. It is, however, pretty damn quick and would absolutely destroy an M3.
__________________
-2011 Cayenne Turbo
-2012 Cayenne Turbo
-2013 VelociRaptor 600
991GT3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 09:32 PM   #18
330CIZHP
Major
 
Drives: BMW 330 CI ZHP
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Posts: 1,211
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 997GT3 View Post
I'm not tryng to prove the SLS is superior to an LF-A because it isn't. It is, however, pretty damn quick and would absolutely destroy an M3.
I agree SLS AMG is a mid-to-low 11 second car that traps at 125 - 127 mph and M3 is 12.6 - 12.7 secs at about 112 - 114 mph so it is in a different league so comparing it to the M3 does not make much sense.
330CIZHP is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #19
AngelinIsRich08
Banned
 
Drives: '11 X5M, '09 CTS
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO

Posts: 709
iTrader: (0)

I'd take the SLS everyday over the LF-A. Not only is it a fraction of the price but it looks so much better and and it's Mercedes AMG, just saying I own a Lexus disgusts me. And Im pretty sure setting an order on an LF-A is impossible as all have been sold. And both are crazy fast, and I'd take a crazy fast Merc than a Lexus. Just my .05.
AngelinIsRich08 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 09:51 PM   #20
ooowowizstev
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '08 E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Los Angeles, Irvine

Posts: 4,144
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 BMW E92 M3  [5.00]
How about M3 vs Ferrari 599 GTO? Do you guys think I can take him out???
__________________
'08 E92 ///M3 - AW/BLK/CF, M-DCT, 19's
H&R, Vorsteiner, Eisenmann, BMC, BBS More to come...
ooowowizstev is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 09:57 PM   #21
991GT3
Captain
 
991GT3's Avatar
 
Drives: Cayenne Turbo
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: North Dakota

Posts: 738
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelinIsRich08 View Post
I'd take the SLS everyday over the LF-A. Not only is it a fraction of the price but it looks so much better and and it's Mercedes AMG, just saying I own a Lexus disgusts me. And Im pretty sure setting an order on an LF-A is impossible as all have been sold. And both are crazy fast, and I'd take a crazy fast Merc than a Lexus. Just my .05.


I'm not an LF-A fan but I would definitely prefer it to the SLS if money weren't a factor.
__________________
-2011 Cayenne Turbo
-2012 Cayenne Turbo
-2013 VelociRaptor 600
991GT3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-06-2011, 10:05 PM   #22
330CIZHP
Major
 
Drives: BMW 330 CI ZHP
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Posts: 1,211
iTrader: (0)

Not to turn this into a thread about the LFA, but regarding its looks, most pictures don't do justice to how it looks in real life (I have seen it):


Quote:

"I met the owner and his wife at this yearís Naples ďCars on 5thĒ event that I photographed for duPont REGISTRY. They are two of the most amiable and humble individuals that I have ever met. I canít express my appreciation enough to them for allowing me to take up a few hours of their time to photograph this spectacular machine. Itís been a huge honor photographing their LFA and to also be able to give the car the global attention and recognition that it fully deserves, thank you!"
Gallery with 70 pictures in it:

http://chrisgrosserphotography.com/g...=134#imagelist

















Last edited by 330CIZHP; 03-07-2011 at 12:58 AM.
330CIZHP is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST