Mercedes Benz E55 AMG vs. Mercedes SLR McLaren

Launched in 2002, the W211 E-Class was a huge improvement over the previous model and was rated as a substantially better vehicle than its long time rival BMW 5-series (which had previously been rated as better in all areas). The W211-based W219 CLS-Class 4-door coupe was introduced in 2005 to attract younger customers. In many Northern-European countries the E-Class is used as a taxi and so the image is not viewed as being exclusive enough along with its traditionally 'old-man's car' image. The W211 E-Class was facelifted in 2006 to freshen up its appearance and primarily to improve quality and technical aspects of the car. The largest engine in the E-class range is the E500 (badged E550 in the U.S.) which had its engine size increased from 5 litres to 5.5 litres in 2006 along with the facelift. There is also an AMG model badged E63 AMG. Mercedes-Benz introduced their BlueTec Diesel system to the E-Class at the 2006 North American International Auto Show as the E320 CDI BlueTec. BlueTec is a two-phase system for cleaning diesel emissions. The first phase makes the E320 CDI legal in 45 of the 50 United States (plus the District of Columbia). The second phase uses urea for further reductions to meet the more stringent standards of California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont. Sales of E320 CDI BlueTec began in autumn 2006 as a 2007 model, but 50-state legal models with urea injection will only be introduced in 2009 model year. The W211 model of the E-Class became somewhat infamous for its poor reliability. Consumer Reports classified the W211 model's reliability as "poor," its lowest rating, and declared it one of the "least reliable luxury cars", but the newer 2007 models have rebound on quality, with JD Power giving the E class, the best in the mid size luxury segment award. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is an Anglo-German sports car jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, built jointly in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England. Daimler AG, owner of Mercedes-Benz, also owns 40% of the McLaren Group. Due to the presence of the automatic gear box, front mid-engined arrangement and its driving characteristics lead some commentators to classify the SLR McLaren as a GT whose rivals can be considered to be e.g. the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish and Ferrari 599 GTB. It is the fastest automatic transmission car in the world. SLR stands for "Sport, Leicht, Rennsport" (sport, light, racing). Mercedes-Benz has stated that they will build 3500 SLRs in a span of 7 years, with an annual production of only 500 cars. The car's base price is GB£300,000 (approx. US$495,000 or €475,000, c. 2007).

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R171 represents the second generation of Mercedes-Benz SLK. Compared with the R170, R171 has larger dimensions. The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a luxury roadster built by the German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz since 1997. The name was chosen to reflect the company's intentions for the car - that it be Sportlich (sporty), Leicht (light), and Kurz (short). There have been two generations of SLK cars from Mercedes-Benz. Like its predecessor, the second generation of the vehicle featured a retractable hardtop. Following the trend initiated by the R170 model, by the time the R171 was released, this had become an increasingly common feature in almost every new convertible introduced in the market, especially in Europe. The SLK was updated in 2004 with a new Formula One-inspired appearance and serious performance; the new model also took design cues from the Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA concept car, presented in 2000. The new R171-platform SLK was again on Car and Driver's Ten Best list for 2005, and it won the Canadian Car of the Year Best New Convertible award. Highlighting its potential appeal to women, New Zealand's Lucire magazine announced it as its 'Car to Be Seen in' for 2005. The current SLK is built in Bremen, Germany. SLK 55 0-62 mph (100 km/h) quoted at 4.9 seconds but individuals have reported times of under 4.3 seconds. (Car & Driver Magazine tested the car and got 0-60 mph of 4.3 seconds.) Increased brake capacity (Pre-2008 Model year cars have 6 Piston Calipers with Perforated and Slotted Rotors, and 4 Piston Rear Brakes. Post 2008 models have a mix of brakes depending on options and market; either the original 6 piston fronts or the 4 piston fronts from the C55. Mercedes did this for two reasons, a.)reduce the number of complaints from customers not used to high performance brakes about brake squeal, and b.) reduce cost. Additional Engine Oil cooler (Behind starboard bumper vents) Lowered/Stiffened Suspension (springs, shocks, sway bars) AMG Body Kit, with distinctive gills in front bumpers Chrome accented Fog lights Napa leather interior Modified AMG 7G-tronic transmission Quad Exhaust Smoked taillights and [CHMSL] SLK 55 Sport/030/P30 (an option package on top of the standard SLK 55 AMG) Nurburgring Suspension Improved Pads and Rotors (Currently the only sure way to get the pre-2008 6 piston front brakes and 4 piston rear brakes). Carbon fibre interior accents 19 inch rims Upgraded steering wheel delimited top speed (which is actually now standard on all SLK 55s) As of 2006 AMG has released several new models, however, these are not available in all export markets: SLK 55 Track Sport SLK 55 Asia Cup SLK 55 'F1 Safety Car' SLK 55 Black Series [1] 400 hp (294 kW), 520 Nm Improved Exhaust Headers and ECU chip Fixed Carbon fibre roof 19 inch Forged wheels Racing shell seats Carbon fibre trunk spoiler Carbon fibre door panels Front Strut Brace Additional Oil Coolers for Transmission Oil and Power Steering Oil. Carbon fibre front Fenders with additional Vents Either 5 Speed automatic or 7 speed automatic available depending on the factory.





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