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djcontra
08-04-2003, 02:47 AM
This happened on friday, and was out of no where too!
So here I am sitting at a stop light, minding my own business, I notice a nice black mercedes pull up next to me. At the time I didn't know what kind of mercedes it was, (because of my lack of knowledge with those cars), but I managed to find a picture of what I believe it to be:

http://carad0.ipixmedia.com/abc/carad/9710099x753322/753322-07192003155034-1.JPG

S-Klasse, but I am not sure if it was the V8 or V12 version, but most likely V8, and it was definately automatic.

So anyway, the light turns from red to green, and I floor it a little bit, not trying to race anyone. The next thing I hear is WOT from the mercedes beside me! Having too much pride to lose a race with the competition, I floor it all the way to the redline, then shift to second jumping ahead of him by half a car length!
Thinking to myself, I know the mercedes is a faster car, so when I shift into 3rd, I expected to lose.
Redline came too soon, and I needed to shift, and once I did the mercedes pulled on me almost an entire car length! (wow I must really be a bad shifter!). Not to give up, I floor it some more, and eventually pull an entire car length on the mercedes!! I couldn't believe it! Either my car really was faster due to many variables (mainly power/weight ratio, along with transmission), or the guy LET me win.
At the next stop light, the guy and I look at eachother and I notice he's about 60 years old! hahaha! :D
What do you think happened? Did he let me win?

p.s. this was before I had the supercharger installed.

Lennon
08-04-2003, 03:58 AM
Well, it could of been 1 of 4 models....... the S430, which is the base S, and it has the V8 with 275HP, the next one is the S500, which again has the V8, but with 302HP, next we have the S55 (the mighty AMG version) which again with the V8 has 493HP, and last but not least, is the S600, the only S with the V12 it has the same HP as the AMG, but its more luxury package ($120,000 I believe)

Maybe he let you win??? Oh, and all of them are auto's.......

djcontra
08-04-2003, 04:04 AM
It was probably the S430 then. I can't see myself winning against the rest unless the guy LET me win :)

Lennon
08-04-2003, 04:09 AM
We just got in a couple of the E55's now they are fast, 469HP and 516lb-ft of torque, 0 - 60 in 4.5 seconds (beats the M3 and M5, and even the Z8)....... not bad for a big automatic huh.

Hardcore328is
08-04-2003, 07:53 AM
If it was the E55 AMG, he let u win. Cause those cars do 12.4 stock quarter mile. They come with a V8 Supercharged. Which is one fast Benz. If it was the S500 it might have let u win again. You should be albe to beat them with ur supercharger installed. *wiggle*

Sickbimmer
08-05-2003, 02:30 AM
I smoked an s600 v12 I think it was a 99. Raced from pinevalley. the guy was young and shocked*th-up*

Lennon
08-05-2003, 02:36 AM
You "smoked" him huh, or maybe you beat him by a little, if at all??

Mr seville
08-05-2003, 02:38 AM
if it was a young kind and a silver s600 w/amg package you've won forsure that kid is stupid. he lives on my street he's a terrible driver:D

Lennon
08-05-2003, 02:39 AM
Yeah, that would make more sense, if he was a bad driver and all, but man, how hard is it to drive an automatic???

SickFinga
08-05-2003, 07:30 AM
Originally posted by Lennon
You "smoked" him huh, or maybe you beat him by a little, if at all??

old s600 are SLOW
keep in mind superM3's car is a supercharged m3, so he would eat old m3 alive.

greekthang
08-05-2003, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by Hardcore328is
If it was the E55 AMG, he let u win. Cause those cars do 12.4 stock quarter mile. They come with a V8 Supercharged. Which is one fast Benz. If it was the S500 it might have let u win again. You should be albe to beat them with ur supercharger installed. *wiggle*

Buddy your dilirious if you think th E55 AMG will break the 12 range. The best it does is a low 13. 13.2-13.5.

DJ any mercedes of the S class would beat you pal. They are fast but now you have a secret weapon. Congrats on the instal.

SickFinga
08-05-2003, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by greekthang
Buddy your dilirious if you think th E55 AMG will break the 12 range. The best it does is a low 13. 13.2-13.5.

DJ any mercedes of the S class would beat you pal. They are fast but now you have a secret weapon. Congrats on the instal.

actually E55 is 12.4 sec car.

betmen
08-05-2003, 05:27 PM
yups, my granddad has a E55, he likes to go sfast in the curves(cuz thats all ym country is, great driving)

but yeah its shit load fast

greekthang
08-05-2003, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by SickFinga
actually E55 is 12.4 sec car.

Your telling me that the E55 is 1 full second faster then the M5 !!:moon:

http://www.fantasycars.com/sedans/html/e55.html

Check this site out buddy then come talk

betmen
08-05-2003, 06:20 PM
really genious

http://www.fantasycars.com/sedans/html/e55new.html

the new one maybe?*uzi*

SickFinga
08-05-2003, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by greekthang
Your telling me that the E55 is 1 full second faster then the M5 !!:moon:

http://www.fantasycars.com/sedans/html/e55.html

Check this site out buddy then come talk


this is an old E55.
it is as fast as e36 m3.

new e55 eats m5 alive.
it is actually as fast as Ferrari 575 Maranallo.

do some research buddy, and then come back *wave* :moon: ;)

greekthang
08-05-2003, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by betmen
really genious

http://www.fantasycars.com/sedans/html/e55new.html

the new one maybe?*uzi*

Then next time specify smart:moon:

SickFinga
08-05-2003, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by greekthang
Then next time specify smart:moon:

why do i have to specify, if there was posted a picture of a new E55
common sense buddy

AMG_POWER
08-05-2003, 08:29 PM
E55 is the most fast car on the market in it's class now.....
Driven one and it's crazy fast!

///MsAniTy
08-05-2003, 08:37 PM
hey i still think that dj can beat a s500 in his car if it has a blower in it. it cna probably keep up wit a e36 m3 at this stage with 4 psi IMO.

SickFinga
08-05-2003, 09:10 PM
E55 is the fastest sedan right now

djcontra
08-05-2003, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by greekthang
DJ any mercedes of the S class would beat you pal. They are fast but now you have a secret weapon. Congrats on the instal.

You might be very well right. I'm starting to think the guy just let off the gas a bit early because we were getting right into 180+km/h in a 60km/h zone :D
Either way I STILL WON! *par-t*

///MsAniTy
08-05-2003, 11:07 PM
omgi wish i had the money to drop a blower and change it to obd1 man. i would be handing out lessons on the streets man.

djcontra
08-05-2003, 11:14 PM
///Msanity: to be honest, I wish I could hand out some lessons, but most of the cars who want to race me aren't even worth the gas wasted on them. I did have some fun with a mercedes SL500 though. My father's friend always boasts about how his car is better than anyone else's, blah blah blah, you know those ''new-money'' kind of people.
Anyway, him and I raced on a backroad, and I kicked his ass every time (with the blower). Next we took it on the highway, and even at 180km/h, I still managed to walk away from him like it was nothing! I kept toying with him, letting him catch up to me, almost pass me, and then I would wave and drive away :D
It was classic to see the look on his face afterwards! lol!

///MsAniTy
08-05-2003, 11:16 PM
ohhhhh my dads friend needs one of those too man. cuz he bought a 99 sl 500 and he thinks it can beat anything. I'm liek try reacing a new m3 and hes liek i can take it. i'm like i wish i could i could show u what that lil beast is capably of

Lennon
08-06-2003, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by greekthang
Then next time specify smart:moon:

Hey Greekthang......... just so you know....... I did post up there earlier the specs of the E55 and how it would beat the M5, AND the Z8........ *th-up*

Kinda a shame though, I was talking with a few guys at work today about this, and of course there all Pro-Benz, and I'm the only BMW nut there, buts its like you spend all this money on a Z8, and your one hell of an eye catcher, so your there driving with your woman beside you, just to have some middle-aged guy with his wife and kids on the way to church, SMOKE YOU! ]

Kinda sad I thought............

- Lennon

Sickbimmer
08-06-2003, 02:38 AM
What ever guys. Good kill DJ.

And to whoever can afford the NEW e55 s class Respect*th-up*

Lennon
08-06-2003, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by superM3
What ever guys. Good kill DJ.

And to whoever can afford the NEW e55 s class Respect*th-up*

Just to let ya know, The E55 is an "e" class, not an "s", hence the "E" in the E55..... When I first started working at Benz, I couldn't tell what was what, I was ALWAYS asking, now I'm just starting to get the hang of it, took me over a month......

Trogdor
08-06-2003, 05:06 PM
Um, there was at one point an s 320, which i believe is the e class base motor. Just mentioning.

///MsAniTy
08-06-2003, 06:07 PM
yea there was but in the previous model. the new model only has 430/500/600/55. but the old model was way nicer and roomier IMO

SickFinga
08-06-2003, 06:55 PM
///MsAniTy, you are on crack.
old S class was the ugliest peace of engineering ever created by germans.

betmen
08-06-2003, 07:34 PM
y, i agree with ///Msanity, the old class was roomier, and it was nice man, i like it alot, the new one is amazing too, but i liked the old one alot

and it was roomier, and thats the car that all the mobssters in eastern europe drive, you know, old KGB and all that
hahaha

SickFinga
08-06-2003, 08:33 PM
yeah I know who drove old S classes in eastern europe, but they ARE UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ugliest benz ever, i just hate that car, it looks like a coffin.

Sickbimmer
08-07-2003, 03:43 AM
I know a E55 is an "E" class, I was saying respect to whoever had a e55 or the new s class benz*th-up*

Lennon
08-07-2003, 03:47 AM
Right on, yeah, its cool when you get the customers in who own these cars with a level head, really down to earth guys, you respect them more, then ya get the guys who are all high on themselves thinking that if they have the money, no one else matters, just kinda sad, so far the 3 guys I know that own an E55, are pretty cool, so its been good so far. *th-up*

Trogdor
08-07-2003, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by SickFinga
///MsAniTy, you are on crack.
old S class was the ugliest peace of engineering ever created by germans.


hahahaha, our family has a '95 vw eurovan camper!
It weighs almost 5000lbs and has 109bhp@



:puke:

But hey, its a shaggin wagon!*par-t*

Bavarias_Finest
08-17-2003, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by djcontra
It was probably the S430 then. I can't see myself winning against the rest unless the guy LET me win :)

Beats the RS6, C5, Z06, and a few other heavy weights. The E55 AMG is a beast and its AMG automatic tran makes it even cooler, imagine if it were manual.