No flame wars, just discussion/feedback/viewpoint please.
I have a 2011 5.7. Love it, one of the best vehicles I've ever owned. Would not have owned one before secondary to reliability/quality issues. It took MB DNA/engineering to fix that. Well done. Hope Fiat doesn't screw it up. Wanted an SRT, BUT wanted one with that 8 speed more. So I got what I have and will trade when the 8 speed gets here.
I admit it, I'm a whore. No brand loyalty whatsoever. Give me what I want and I'll buy from anyone. The one disappointing issue with the 5.7 would have to be the performance. It's OK, but much room for improvement. I've always been one of the CAI/cat back/programmer types for the extra giggles. So Chrysler putting such a lock on its code ticks me off. Just not necessary and no, I don't want any argument about THAT.
I try and keep up, heard the ML was getting an 8, checked it out. 402 HP, 4.6 twin turbo, and it's blue sky playing with boost pressure on a turbo. SWEET! 7200 tow cap. So either vehicle will suit my needs. Glad for the respite, but still think gas will head back north of $4/gallon.
Now, base ML $57,590. SRT $61,160. I know the SRT is loaded, but you can see where I'm going with this.....