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Old 09-08-2004, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here are two older but great articles on the AMG vs M wars:

The old 2002 CLK cabriolet vs M3 cabriolet review
http://motortrend.com/roadtests/coupe/112_0204_convert/

The new CLK coupe vs M3 SMG coupe
http://www.wiel.co.za/2003/04/02/lifestyle...ing/bmwmerc.asp

In a recent article the 645Ci lost to the CLK 55 AMG by a point though -- the reviewers were just too wowed by the AMG's power. It beat the CLK 500 easily though. The CLK is more a 3-series competitor if you ask me.
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CLK vs the M3
interesting
sounds like the m3 takes the cake?
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clk55 around $81,000 total
m3 coupe around 58,000 total

see the price difference takes Benz a lot more money to beat m3 but like they say benz are for comfort
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and the benz doesnt even beat the m3 to 60!
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mercedes benz strategy= lets make cars with lots of powers then put automatics in them, yaeh that's the idea, people will really have fun
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mercedes benz strategy= lets make cars with lots of powers then put automatics in them, yaeh that's the idea, people will really have fun
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aHahahahah thats hilarious. M3 takes the cake due to a 30 grand price difference and a 6 speed manual
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as i have said before in that mustang vs 328 thing.. i dont really think these are comparable, i think we should compare the cl 55 amg to the m5.. the cl55 has a v8 right?
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Yup, supercharged V-8 these days, 493 hp and a metric sh*tload of torque. The Cl will stun an M5 to 60 everytime, they're realllll fast.
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BMWs have class n sport, mercedes mainly focuses on luxury. there not really comparable
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Yup, supercharged V-8 these days, 493 hp and a metric sh*tload of torque. The Cl will stun an M5 to 60 everytime, they're realllll fast.
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You think the CL55 AMG will take out an M5 in 0-60? I don't think so. The M5 (new one) does 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and the CL55 AMG does it in I think 4.6 seconds.

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it's all about the manual Trany!!!!
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What about the CL65 AMG. 604hp V-12 supercharged. 0-60 in 4.2. Only problem is the $60k difference with the M5.
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Actually the CL65 has a twin-turbo V12, not supercharged. And BTW, M BMW, I wouldn't go by the published numbers, I have personally run an SL55 to 60 in 4.2 seconds and I don't imagine the CL is much slower than that. Running with a new M5 it would be close, I was talking about a previous generation with the V8.
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Hi!! How are you? Yeha, captainhaigs, you're right. The posted numbers are a bit slower than the actual performance.
Don't forget the new M6.

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