2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C55 AMG 4dr Sedan (5.4L 8cyl 5A)
A 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 Id miss a clutch but now
prefer the speedshift. Not as good as
the Ferraris 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 its 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outdated.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.
Engine, exhaust note, steering, and
those AMG calipers and wheels.
Need adjustable lumbar support. Has a
bit of understeer.
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