You said a real mouthful there. MB alwayz makes with the deustche-mark denominated prices. Made in Germany = 5X the price. Made by AMG in Germany for MB = the skies the limit.drdave said:I would assume the trans has been beefed up, so there is nothing stopping the aftermarket from selling that upgrade package....hopefully at domestic prices and not the typical inflated german aftermarket prices
I was thinking flat just on the cross pieces leaving the chrome outside. Might look better then the Bently mesh look. Also, maybe tying the mirrors in with black. Then the mirrors wouldn't be like the C or the Touring.300CUL8R said:Vengra, you thinking flat or gloss?
The transmission used in AMG cars and the E55 is a high torque version which came from the one used in SL600 with a V12. The tranny used in the 300C has the very same specs. However, they don't drive the same to me. I can make the E55 do a neck-snapping kickdown and take-off, but I can not get the same reaction in either the 300C or Magnum RT.drdave said:exactly kev...
why is all this talk of the trans being the weak link?
the trans is the same as every e class, both w210 and w211, so what makes the e55 trans so strong?
I have a feeling the rear splash guards may not fit the SRT-8 with that little extra lip on the side of the lower rear spoiler lip. A test fit will be required.M3SMG02 said:Mods for me will include:
Factory Mudgards, F & R, unpainted
I asked this question B4, a while ago, someone said they should fit.E55 KEV said:I have a feeling the rear splash guards may not fit the SRT-8 with that little extra lip on the side of the lower rear spoiler lip. A test fit will be required.
AgreedRedman said:DCX engineers went for max horsepower - instead of max low/mid range torque, because it would have required them to design a new intake (that and a stronger transmission) - maybe Wieland will come up with something "special" for us. Or maybe AMG will loan out its designs for the E55 transmission (469hp/516 ft/lbs torque).
I'll be lucky to find an SRT-8 to drive! I am just comparing my 02 E55, 05 300C and 05 Magnum RT. All have the same torque (390), tranny and only 15HP difference between my E55 and the Hemi cars.John G said:E55,wait till the SRT/8 comes out then compare kickdown..