Best Sports Sedan below $70k
By Al S. on
Vehicle2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl 5A)
ReviewA very together car. Sharp looking, with a very silky smooth engine and transmission. Gobs of torque that comes on low in the power band. I thought Iíd miss a clutch but now prefer the speedshift. Not as good as the Ferrariís but better then Porsche. The C55 has a clean interior with great ergonomics. I tested the CTS-V, its cheap interior, confusing shifter, and wheel hop means itís still a work in progress. I also tested the M3/M5.The M3 too small, becoming outdated. The M5(02-03)nice but a bit heavy in the handling, however nicer rear seating then the C55. All 3 Germans have great engines though. Tried the S4, not a fan of AWD and the styling is just ok. Interior is comparable to the C55.
Best FeaturesEngine, exhaust note, steering, and those AMG calipers and wheels.
Worst FeaturesNeed adjustable lumbar support. Has a bit of understeer.
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