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    SL 55 AMG Performance Package

    AMG offers a performance package for the SL 55 AMG.
    This package includes a F1 safety car body kit, bigger brakes with 19'' rims and a bigger oil cooling system (for track racing).
    Lowering by around 20 mm is possible too on an individual basis (car has to be brought to AMG in Affalterbach, can be done only for cars from countries where this is certified).

    We don't have details if the performance package is available as a whole only and/or if it is available to the US and other countries too. For a price tag, please contact AMG directly.

    Retrofits can be done at the AMG factory in Affalterbach only as far as we know.

    Re: SL 55 AMG Performance Package

    This is very interesting, do you think it'll still be possible to adjust ride height electronically with the new sport chassis like it is on the current SL?
    Do you think Merc or AMG will ever develop an F1 transmission?
    Just briefly went through a test of super saloons in the latest Autocar and according to them, the M5 is still the daddy!
    They say that the E55 has a great engine but its chassis is just the same as any E class and hence according to them, crap.
    I've never driven an E or E55, what do you say Christian?
    Fanch.

    Re: SL 55 AMG Performance Package

    This is very interesting, do you think it'll still be possible to adjust ride height electronically with the new sport chassis like it is on the current SL?
    Do you think Merc or AMG will ever develop an F1 transmission?
    Just briefly went through a test of super saloons in the latest Autocar and according to them, the M5 is still the daddy!
    They say that the E55 has a great engine but its chassis is just the same as any E class and hence according to them, crap.
    I've never driven an E or E55, what do you say Christian?
    Fanch.

    Re: SL 55 AMG Performance Package

    Quote:
    This is very interesting, do you think it'll still be possible to adjust ride height electronically with the new sport chassis like it is on the current SL?
    Do you think Merc or AMG will ever develop an F1 transmission?
    Just briefly went through a test of super saloons in the latest Autocar and according to them, the M5 is still the daddy!
    They say that the E55 has a great engine but its chassis is just the same as any E class and hence according to them, crap.
    I've never driven an E or E55, what do you say Christian?
    Fanch.



    The suspension system is still the same, just modified and lowered by 20 mm. It still has the same functions as it had before.
    Mercedes will soon offer the 7 speed auto tranny on a few cars (maybe starting with AMG?). A F1 tranny would be nice and the manual shifting possibility on the E55 for example clearly leads the path to such a tranny for future models.
    Regarding the M5: I outran my neighbors M5 with my wife's SLK 32 AMG twice. Regarding engine performance, there is no doubt: the M5 has not the slightest chance vs. the E55. Well, we actually did that 996 Turbo comparison and the E55 showed completely the same performance up to around 200 kph and even better over 200 kph. So no doubt, the E55 easily outruns the M5 on the straight line. When it comes to cornering performance, it depends how you adjust the suspension. The airmatic is not just the "ordinary" E class suspension but this isn't a racing suspension either.
    The M5 has a clear advantage in cornering mainly because of the manual tranny. However: the excessive power of the E55 compensates this advantage pretty good.
    Last but not least: the brakes on the M5 show a better performance than on the E55, I think there is no doubt about it. The E55 has a pretty impressive brake system (even more impressive than on the new GT3 or the GT2 ) but the SBC (electronic brake control) isn't up to it's full potential yet I guess. I read two tests where the M5 and E55 have been tested back to back and the M5 always braked better.
    As I wouldn't take neither the M5 nor the E55 to the track (these are limousines, no track cars), the most important numbers which count for me are:

    E55 - 0 to 200 kph in 14.6 seconds
    M5 - 0 to 200 kph in 18.9 seconds

    4 seconds difference from 0-200 kph mean worlds on the Autobahn and this is where I intend to use my E55 most of the time.

    Re: SL 55 AMG Performance Package

    Quote:
    This is very interesting, do you think it'll still be possible to adjust ride height electronically with the new sport chassis like it is on the current SL?
    Do you think Merc or AMG will ever develop an F1 transmission?
    Just briefly went through a test of super saloons in the latest Autocar and according to them, the M5 is still the daddy!
    They say that the E55 has a great engine but its chassis is just the same as any E class and hence according to them, crap.
    I've never driven an E or E55, what do you say Christian?
    Fanch.



    The suspension system is still the same, just modified and lowered by 20 mm. It still has the same functions as it had before.
    Mercedes will soon offer the 7 speed auto tranny on a few cars (maybe starting with AMG?). A F1 tranny would be nice and the manual shifting possibility on the E55 for example clearly leads the path to such a tranny for future models.
    Regarding the M5: I outran my neighbors M5 with my wife's SLK 32 AMG twice. Regarding engine performance, there is no doubt: the M5 has not the slightest chance vs. the E55. Well, we actually did that 996 Turbo comparison and the E55 showed completely the same performance up to around 200 kph and even better over 200 kph. So no doubt, the E55 easily outruns the M5 on the straight line. When it comes to cornering performance, it depends how you adjust the suspension. The airmatic is not just the "ordinary" E class suspension but this isn't a racing suspension either.
    The M5 has a clear advantage in cornering mainly because of the manual tranny. However: the excessive power of the E55 compensates this advantage pretty good.
    Last but not least: the brakes on the M5 show a better performance than on the E55, I think there is no doubt about it. The E55 has a pretty impressive brake system (even more impressive than on the new GT3 or the GT2 ) but the SBC (electronic brake control) isn't up to it's full potential yet I guess. I read two tests where the M5 and E55 have been tested back to back and the M5 always braked better.
    As I wouldn't take neither the M5 nor the E55 to the track (these are limousines, no track cars), the most important numbers which count for me are:

    E55 - 0 to 200 kph in 14.6 seconds
    M5 - 0 to 200 kph in 18.9 seconds

    4 seconds difference from 0-200 kph mean worlds on the Autobahn and this is where I intend to use my E55 most of the time.

     
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