: Mercedez E55 vs V



justin311
06-26-08, 01:07 PM
Anyone have any comments on this? A friend of mine is getting one. Will it be bye-bye time to me.

qqik4u
06-26-08, 01:11 PM
It its the new model then yes - I had a tough time with my mods against a E55 AMG.

you need a maggie :thumbsup:

thebigjimsho
06-26-08, 01:11 PM
You get too concerned with others. A s/c E55 will hand you your ass on the strip. On a road course? You'll hand him his...

justin311
06-26-08, 01:19 PM
I am ain't I jim. It's a 2006.

svtbolt2001
06-26-08, 01:20 PM
oh yeah and you car was 15K less. Once the new CTS-V comes out I would declare a rematch.

qqik4u
06-26-08, 01:27 PM
I am ain't I jim. It's a 2006.

no one can be a Jim - It takes years of practice and dedication - I am in line for learning some of his experiences in VII day.

But with the maggie I could keep up with E55 and probably would have taken him even on the straights :want:

Mick

trukk
06-26-08, 01:46 PM
I've been looking for an E55 and E60 M5 to run for a while now. I bet I'd be damn close.

My car is deaed even with a stock SRT-10 Viper.

-Chris

Jayrcr3
06-26-08, 01:51 PM
Damn close? I would hope with all that stuff you have done to your V that you could take em. I don't keep up with the foreign stuff much. Those things aren't as fast as a viper are they?

Vecstasy
06-26-08, 01:52 PM
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.

CTSV_510
06-26-08, 01:54 PM
My car is deaed even with a stock SRT-10 Viper.
-Chris

Time for intake, tb, and cam upgrades for me!

groverdill
06-26-08, 01:55 PM
I knew you would have to reply!


BAN HIM!

:lol:

csp3000
06-26-08, 02:07 PM
I have raced E55's, E63's and M5's and beaten them all. The maggie is your best friend...:yup:

Doctornick
06-26-08, 02:31 PM
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.

Luna.
06-26-08, 02:53 PM
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.)

NormV
06-26-08, 03:33 PM
Even most maggied V can only keep up if they know how to drive if the E is SC'ed.
50 shot would help! :)


Norm

Bluhair
06-27-08, 11:12 AM
I had a 04 E55, and that sucker was fast. Never got into it with a CTS-V, but I don't see the CTS having much of a chance stock for stock. I'm not going to get into tuning, because both can be tuned to an insane amount.

The 09 CTS-V, won't be touched by anything Benz has to offer, except for the SLR and the CLK DTM.

lunarx
06-27-08, 06:03 PM
No Maggie needed :yup:

CadzillaTN
07-05-08, 03:36 PM
the other day on a fairly open road.. I saw a car coming slowly, then fast in my rearview, he noticed me and punched it. I knew it was mercedes by the grill but not e55 AMG- until he got past me. I caught back up momentarily due to car in distance in left lane. he slowed down, back up and blew past me again although I was pulling very hard. I have no mods but was still suprised. 1st car since I got the V to run with me at any high speed. they are fast.

Deuuuce
07-12-08, 05:15 AM
I've been looking for an E55 and E60 M5 to run for a while now. I bet I'd be damn close.

My car is deaed even with a stock SRT-10 Viper.

-Chris

Hmm, explain how 412rwhp runs dead even with a stock SRT-10 Viper or does your signature need a big upgrade? If you're close to an E55/E60 M5, the Viper will walk you.

Deuuuce
07-12-08, 05:20 AM
The 09 CTS-V, won't be touched by anything Benz has to offer, except for the SLR and the CLK DTM.

I'll be very curious to see how that car performs. 4400lbs, 550hp and manually shifted (no DCT or AMT - dual clutch or automated manual trannys). On the road circuit, the weight and weight distribution will kill it.

I think the 1st gen. CTS-V is one of the best overall packages around. Even makes the new G8 seem questionable.

c4ss
09-20-08, 09:11 PM
the other day on a fairly open road.. I saw a car coming slowly, then fast in my rearview, he noticed me and punched it. I knew it was mercedes by the grill but not e55 AMG- until he got past me. I caught back up momentarily due to car in distance in left lane. he slowed down, back up and blew past me again although I was pulling very hard. I have no mods but was still suprised. 1st car since I got the V to run with me at any high speed. they are fast.


I know this thread's old, but the SAME thing happened to me. the E55 was the first car to pull on me since I got my V. Right on the New Jersey Parkway right out of a tollbooth. I couldn't believe it for a minute until he went by me and I saw it was an AMG. guy even waved as he was passing me. taste of my own medicine i guess haha.