I emailed MB corporate about the lack of E55's. They actually responded to
me and said they would try to let the people in charge know about the pent
up demand. I then pitched a fit about not being higher on my local dealers
list. (I have been trying to order one for two years when I first heard
about the new AMG's). The squeaky wheel gets the grease. I am now second on
the list for an allocation of two this year. So it looks like I gonna get
one sometime this year. I'll let yall know more as time goes by.
Chompin at the bit
The only "E60" I know of is the 2004 5 series BMW, which has the E60
chassis. I have a 2003 E55 and have no complaints. Anyone who thinks
they need more power (for street use in countries like the US) maybe
needs a straightjacket.
I thought there was a more powerful
version coming out in the beginning
of next year. I would guess the E55
waiting list is effectively the E60
waiting list when the model upgrades.
If it was only 4 more months I would
rather have the E60 in 4 months over
the E55 in 2 months.
I believe I read somewhere recently that AMG is switching to normally
aspirated engines because supercharged engines won't meet new strict
European emissions requirements. In order to make up the power and torque
losses, AMG is increasing displacements.
Even if the E60 has a few more horsepower than the E55, that's not
necessarily a good reason to wait for one. Any time MB and AMG introduce
a new model, there's always a waiting list. You could well find out that
instead of getting an E55 in a couple of months, you could get an E60
after a much longer wait.
Every review of the E55 I've read so far indicates that the car is already
bordering on overpowered in some driving conditions.
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On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 19:23:09 +0000 (UTC), Paul Wylie
yeah, like when cornering or driving in a straight line! The E55 is an
awesome bit of kit and if I ever owned one I think I would be dead
and/or banned from driving within a week.
The E60 may be quicker, but the E55 is never going to seem slow. I say
get whatever you can lay your grubby mitts on ;-)
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