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Old 06-22-2009, 12:14 PM
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Re: 05 Vantage, 05 E55, 04 Audi S4, 08 JCW Mini GP, 09 550 Sport

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Ltrain get one...that 5.4 Supercharged V8 was AMAZING! I cannot explain how are that thing pulled, from all speeds. My fave was the 60 to 120 on the freeway...you get a little gap b/t the cars ahead of you and everyone that was behind you are lil specs...cost to repair was well over $30K (new hood, front fender, passenger door, wheel, steering/suspension for front passenger, all oil was leaked...and there was a lot more in the estimate ) My Dad told the ins company he did not want it back as I am sure it would never be the same, so he washed his hands with it...you SHOULD be able to get a low miles E55 for $40K...which is a deal considering it was over $80K new!!!
I have driven two.. a 2003 and a 2005 - and the power is UNREAL. It is so unexpected to be driving a very luxurious 4 door sedan that can smoke C5 Vettes and hold their own against C6's in stock form. Get some mods going and it is a low 11 second car! I think the record for the E55 is 10.6x in the 1/4.

I have found low mile 2004 CPO cars in the low to mid $30K's.... by low mile I mean around 40K miles for a 5 year old car.


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the new e63's are beasts as well!!!!!!!!
Agreed, but I want me some supercharger whine

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I don't think that their supercharged though?
Right, the E63 is NA

E55 - 469 HP/516 TQ (5.4L supercharged)
E63 - 507 HP/465 TQ (6.2L NA)

Many say that the E55 was underrated from the factory, and that they produced closer to the 493 HP that the SL and CL 55's were rated at.
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Re: 05 Vantage, 05 E55, 04 Audi S4, 08 JCW Mini GP, 09 550 Sport

that supercharger whine is music to my ears!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:04 PM
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Re: 05 Vantage, 05 E55, 04 Audi S4, 08 JCW Mini GP, 09 550 Sport

The E55 can get 23+ highway mpg if you are good! In the E63, you are LUCKY to get 17 on the highway, and prolly 10 around town!!! And like you said, more Torque and the SC whine is audible bliss!
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Re: 05 Vantage, 05 E55, 04 Audi S4, 08 JCW Mini GP, 09 550 Sport

It looks like it didnt take much to total that E 55. I know it sis prolly worse then it looks but it still does not look like totaled territory.
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:51 PM
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Re: 05 Vantage, 05 E55, 04 Audi S4, 08 JCW Mini GP, 09 550 Sport

Could you fix it, sure. Would it roll again, sure. Would it be the same, didn't want to find out. There are prolly $10-20K in parts that were fine, so obivously it wasn't totalled...but my Dad did not want it back, plain and simple. And by the way she was going at lease 45mph when she hit my dad, and he did not have any injuries.
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Re: 05 Vantage, 05 E55, 04 Audi S4, 08 JCW Mini GP, 09 550 Sport

MB are definitely very safe cars!! My Uncle rearended a city bus (the behemoths) at a bus stop (so it was stopped/stopping). He must have been going at a good clip because there was no front end left of his GL (the SUV) afterwards; but he survived.

And I think I would have got another E55 instead of the 550 but both are very nice rides!
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Re: 05 Vantage, 05 E55, 04 Audi S4, 08 JCW Mini GP, 09 550 Sport

thats car took a good lick
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Re: 05 Vantage, 05 E55, 04 Audi S4, 08 JCW Mini GP, 09 550 Sport

I like the color of the top on the audi ive never seen that color before
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Re: 05 Vantage, 05 E55, 04 Audi S4, 08 JCW Mini GP, 09 550 Sport

Wow! Nice collection.
Sorry to see the E55 in that condition but glad your dad was ok.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:08 PM
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Re: 05 Vantage, 05 E55, 04 Audi S4, 08 JCW Mini GP, 09 550 Sport

Thanks guys...yeah my dad said the windows rolled up b4 impact as they were down before he got hit and up in the pics as you can see...pretty crazy! I will post some more pics of the 550i tonight as they were in town for my bday...

I wanted him to get an E55 but after having one he decided to not buy a used AMG car that would be out of warranty and potentially abused. He wanted a middle-of-the-road performer that was comfortable and got fairly good gas mileage. On his way to Santa Barbara he got 26.5mpg...not bad for a good-sized v8
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Not bad at all for V8 gas mileage!!
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Re: 05 Vantage, 05 E55, 04 Audi S4, 08 JCW Mini GP, 09 550 Sport

Here is a pic of the Jeep and the 550i...quite pleased with the BMW...its no E55 but it is very nice

If you look at the windshield you can tell it is slightly tinted...my Dad had a pretty custom job done ( rear privacy glass matched rear window, 4 main windows match, windshield tinted top to bottom )
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