The 2006 M-45 Sport is a great sport sedan and I think it is the best value of all the good sedans out there. If you compare it to its real peer group, BMW 545/550,MB E500/550,AUDI S-6, it is as fast or faster, handles and brakes better, has more user features in the interior, and is less expensive! My car is loaded with Voice-activated Navigation ,Bluetooth , heated and cooled seats,DVD,6-disc CD changer, leather, 19 in. brushed aluminum sport wheels, etc. It is the best driver's sport sedan I have ever owned. The acceleration is very quick (0-60 in 5.2 sec.), the brakes are phenomenal, and the handling is very flat around fast corners.
Power/acceleration, Bluetooth hands- free phone use, Voice-activated Nav., Heated and Cooled seats, Understated Sporty look
IPOD CONNECTION!!! Better gas mileage with even more power, 335 hp is great but 400hp would be a world beater in the class of M-5/AMG E-55/RS-6.
I originally was going to buy the GS 350, but after driving it several times, I felt cramped and I couldnt even sit in the back seat with out slouching over. Once I drove the M45, it has plenty of room and power (more than the GS430) and costs less. It's a very civilized hot rod! Love it!
Vehicle Traction Control. With 335 horses, you need it
I think the Lexus GS series is a better looking car. Outside styling is a little bland for this price range
I have to say that I still have the same grin on my face as the day I bought the car. I have never driven a sedan that handles this well. I like to drive aggressively on mountain roads and the M is willing partner. Passengers are blown away by the technology, GPS, bluetooth, self adjusting cruise, lane departure warning I could go on and on. I have yet to have any problems with the car, just oil change. Did I mention the Bose 14 speaker sound! This car is tight! 12 hour drives are piece of cake!
Keyless entry, Bose stereo, 340 hp V8, great brakes, air conditioned seats, GPS, smart cruise, back up camera, seats are soooo comfortable.
Software updates for bluetooth phones and GPS maps.
If you like music, you have to get the Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound w/ DVD Set Up. The absolute highest fidelity Sound EVER experianced. You will need quality Live Music Videos and be sure to choose the Dobly 5.1 "Audio Option" on the DVD. Absolutely unbeleivable. And obviously, this car is extremely nice in every area I could write about.