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    M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    Who has the best in house tuning and why?

    BMW - M
    Mercedes - AMG
    Chrysler/Dodge - SRT
    Cadillac - V
    Ford - SVT
    Chevrolet - SS (yes you can include the Z06)
    Audi - S
    Jaguar - R


    I didn't include AC Schnitzer, Brabus, Callaway, Lingenfelter, Mallett, etc. because aftermarket tuners are literally endless.

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    Id have to say the M line. They have been at it probably the longest and BMWs are already known for thier handling and sporty feel even on the base models.

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    BMW, Mercedes, Cadillac, Audi, and Jaguar are really on a different level than Ford, Chevy, and Chrysler/Dodge.

    I would have to say it's AMG for the top level. Hopefully super V would change that.

    And SRT definately over SS and SVT right now in the lower level.

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    ///M

    BMW even has the motorsport (which the ///M stands for) history to back it up.
    They squeeze every ounce of power out of their engines and offer the most complete performance package in each of their classes.




    AMG may have faster cars in the rediculously high price ranges, but ///M is at the top of any class they compete in and remains the benchmark for in-house performance.

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    I'd go with the M, but Audi's new RS line is shaping up to be much better competition, i've always loved AWD in performance cars.

    As for stlying though, V takes the cake.

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    Quote Originally Posted by AsAkAs
    As for stlying though, V takes the cake.
    AMG > V series for styling. Performance purposes I can't make a clear cut winner. I have a 3 way tie for that with SRT, M, and Audi's RS line.

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    definitely M....they only do cars that are out of the box pure handling cars...not like SRT or SS that does SUV's.....M only does manuals and no SUV's.....

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    While I agree that the Europeans have it over us Americans in high end performance, racing heritage, etc. I would argue that, allowing for price, the argument can be made that you get more for less with the US offerings. Specifically what Cadillac and Chrysler have done with thier V and SRT models. The SRT covers literally all the bases with offerings from $24K (srt-4) up to $90K (srt-10 viper).

    I'd rank them like this:

    Performance - M
    Class and cache - AMG
    All season ass kicking - S (audi)
    Making up ground quickly - V
    Everyman's supertuner - SRT
    Not living up to the name - SS
    Going, going, gone - SVT (and yes you will be missed)
    Why bother - R (Jaguar)
    I'm sorry this is speed and performance, NOT let's play dress up - Mazdaspeed, TRD (Toyota) and S-Type/A-spec (Acura)

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    Who the hell deleted my post? I wrote it this morning...

    I'll rewrite the same opinions...

    M first of all.

    SRT can't be beat for performance for the money.

    If you did include the aftermarkets, I would say M+Dinan, then AMG+RENNtech.

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    Quote Originally Posted by Zorb750
    Who the hell deleted my post? I wrote it this morning...
    Damned conspiracy!

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    Oooh, good thread. SS has the heritage and M has the reputation. Unfortunately, the SS badge has been abused as of late.

    I lean toward M overall. They're daring and innovative.

    R Jags and V Cadillacs get the nod for styling.

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    I have a great respect for BMW's M. They offer the best balance in performance and handling. But, I am a Mercedes guy, my favorite is still AMG. Besides, where else are you going to find 738 lb-ft of torque and 604 HP on a roadster, luxury coupe, and full size luxury sedan. And that's at only 2,400 RPM

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    Just don't forget that if you put that SL65 on any kind of track other than a straight line, the M6 will destroy it.

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    Maybe, but I'd like to see how the new SL compares, and the more practical four door S65 AMG has no BMW counterpart. I would like to see an M7 but, such a vehical would have been better based on the old 7-Series.
    Let us not forget the G55 AMG. Where else are you going to find a 5,500+ pound truck that accelerates to 60 MPH in 5.5 seconds then up to an electronically limited 130 MPH. Go home switch tires and hit the trails with not only low range gearing but, three locking differentials. To top is off, you can tow 7,700 pounds and probably still get to 60 MPH in under 12 sec.

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    Re: M, AMG, SRT, V, SVT, SS, S (audi), R (jaguar) - Who's the best

    AMG used to be on top before they became a permanent part of Daimler-Chrysler... right now I would have to go with M//

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