The above statements in the Forbes article about the power of the CLS 55 AMG
compared to the power of the E 55 AMG are incorrect. The two cars have exactly
the same power. The CLS was unveiled in Europe in its European version, and the
power figure quoted is its European spec in metric horsepower (in German
abreviated as PS). In Europe, the E 55 AMG also has 476 PS. In the English
system of units, a horsepower is a slightly larger unit than a metric
horsepower, so it turns out that 476 PS is exactly the same as 469 hp.
Even if the power of the CLS 55 AMG were really 476 hp (English system hp), or
a 7-hp increase over the E 55 AMG's 469 hp, to say that the only reason to be
excited to drive it is due to this minuscule increase (1.5% increase in power)
is ridiculous. Since this is a new model, it may feel different from the
regular E-Class, and it may be exciting to drive a new model, but an increase
of 7 hp (which turns out to be imagined rather than real) would not be
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