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    I was at a resturaunt the other night, and this guy was bragging his as off on how fast his 2004 E55 AMG Mercedes was.. All i heard was , 500HP, AMG, Navigation, . I'm telling ya it made me.. !! Anyways, i didn't say i had a "V", as i had no clue about how fast a E55 really is. So, has anyone raced one, and did you win or lose?

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55

    Chances are not very good in a straight line...even with a Maggie. Just remember, driving an automatic is lame.

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55

    Spray him!

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    >Chances are not very good in a straight line...even with a Maggie.

    Just when i was starting to get over the M5, now this!!

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55 ZERO

    Quote Originally Posted by austin View Post
    I was at a resturaunt the other night, and this guy was bragging his as off on how fast his 2004 E55 Mercedes was.. All i heard was , 500HP, AMG, Navigation, . I'm telling ya it made me.. !! Anyways, i didn't say i had a "V", as i had no clue about how fast a E55 really is. So, has anyone raced one, and did you win or lose?
    Your chances are nil. Quarter mile his speed 12.39/116.21 (#42). Yours 13.1/109.8 (#85). He'd give you your desert.

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55

    Your chances are great if your on the road in everyday driving situations. Traffic is the great equalizer. Not that I would race on the roads. Too dangerous.

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55

    Put the bottle on, you should drag the e55's nuts!

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55

    Quote Originally Posted by austin View Post
    I was at a resturaunt the other night, and this guy was bragging his as off on how fast his 2004 E55 AMG Mercedes was.. All i heard was , 500HP, AMG, Navigation, . I'm telling ya it made me.. !! Anyways, i didn't say i had a "V", as i had no clue about how fast a E55 really is. So, has anyone raced one, and did you win or lose?
    It should be a good race. All depends what gear you start in. He may pull you up top. IF he does then time for more mods

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55 ZERO

    Quote Originally Posted by zozmanCTS-V View Post
    Your chances are nil. Quarter mile his speed 12.39/116.21 (#42). Yours 13.1/109.8 (#85). He'd give you your desert.
    Driver competence is a MAJOR factor. I raced a brand new Viper recently and took him easily...idiot didn't know how to shift. But then again, with the AMG, it's floor it and pray.

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55

    CTS-V = $50k
    AMG E55 = $90K

    we wont lose by that much, and we'll still have money for lunch and gas...

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55

    I couldn't even imagine anyone saying that it would be close with minor bolt ons! With a SC it will be a great run, with heads and cam, the same, with just cam and bolt ons it will be close but figure a loss for the V. All these scenario's are highway runs as I have ran many different cars on the highway. The closest comparison here was a CLS55 from 50-140mph numerous times before my headers. Just had exhaust, CAI, tune. The E car is approx. 300lbs. lighter and could be more.

    Driver doesn't matter in these cars, it's PHD!

    Press here dummy

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55

    He will win.

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55

    I must of beat at least a dozen E55. I spray them all the time.

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55

    I would like to tell you that you will have a chance, but if you are stock, it will be very ugly. The E55 is a great straight line racer, just stomp the gas and it will go. I know a few E55 owners, and have seen them run at the dragstrip, and the cars are amazing. One owner has upgraded to a Kleeman Stage 3 and ran his car 29 times at a track rental, and ran 11.6s all night. Here are the specs:

    2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
    Wheelbase: 112.4 inches
    Length: 190.3 inches
    Curb weight: 3,990 pounds
    Powertrain: Supercharged 5.4-liter, 24-valve V-8; five-speed automatic with Touchshift manual shifting
    Horsepower: 469 hp at 6,100 rpm
    Torque: 516 pound-feet at 2,650 to 4,500 rpm
    Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds
    EPA rating: 14 miles per gallon city, 21 mpg highway
    Price, base: $76,200, including $720 delivery

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    Re: What are my chances against a Mercedes E55

    E55 Kompressor will LEAP away from your V at 35-40MPH when it hits the peak of it's insane mountain of torque. At that very moment you can inspect the tail as it runs away from you. Many of those E55 cars have some mods, I had my ass handed to me by a couple of them. What really pisses me off is when one of the older than crap blue haired operators opens a can of whoop ass on my Vette in a modded E55 (how embarrasing is that?). German rocket sled. I'm sure the V would bury one on a mountian road or the track, but not in a street race.

    BASTARDS!

    (Curb weight is more like 4,300+ on the E55)

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