Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, Mercedez E55 vs V in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Anyone have any comments on this? A friend of mine is getting one. Will it be bye-bye time to me....
My pops has an 05 E55 and we have run a few times getting on the freeway on ramp. It isn't close. Those cars pull like no other. 469hp and 520tq pretty much takes the Caddy out of contention. I do agree that on a road course it is another story. A bone stock 04-06 E55 has been known to break into the 11's in the 1/4.
I am betting my experience is just the luck of the draw but I have taken down 2 different E55s from a dig around my stomping grounds. Although I think they were spinning much harder off the line then I was. So it could have just been luck of the driver.
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Re: Mercedez E55 vs V
Originally Posted by justin311
Anyone have any comments on this? A friend of mine is getting one. Will it be bye-bye time to me.
If you don't have a maggie/NOS, I don't think you're going to have a chance. I have an over-spun maggie and I don't anticipate an easy time with those cars--they are pretty fast & fairly easy to modify (last I left off, there were 3 common upgrades/stages, with stage III being 10-11 second 1/4 mile fast.)