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      11-26-2007, 05:19 PM   #1
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Sport Auto test: Mercedes CLS63 AMG looses agaisnt the facelifted BMW M5

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http://www.sportauto-online.de/test_..._site_number=1

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The Mercedes CLS63 AMG had the optional Performance Package with larger brakes and wheels.

Time Hockenheim

M5: 1m 16,8 s
CLS63 AMG: 1m 18,5 s

Mercedes is unprecize and the M5 have higher entrance speed.

Base price
M5: 92 500
CLS63 AMG: 104 720

0-100 km/h
M5: 4,7 s
CLS63 AMG 4,7 s

0-200 km/h
M5: 14,3
CLS63 AMG: 15,4 s

18 m slalom
M5: 66 km/h
CLS63 AMG: 61,9 km/h

Minimal fuelcunsumption
M5: 1,34 l/ 10 km
CLS63 AMG: 1,45 l/10 km

Maximal fuelconsumption
M5: 2,14 l/10 km
CLS63 AMG: 2,28 l/10 km

Average fuelconsumption
M5: 1,64 l/ 10 km
CLS63 AM: 17,7l/10 km

Total sum of points:

BMW M5: 46
CLS63 AMG: 36


The largets difference between the points where the Slalom track, where BMW M5 got 8/10 and Mercedes 2/10. Also, despite the Performance Package upgraded brakes on the CLS63 AMG it receives 5/10 for braking 100-0 meters, as opposed to the M5 which receives 8/10. Mercedes looses points vs the M5 in categories Hockenheim, price/performance ratio and Driving fun. The only category which the BMW M5 looses to the CLS63 AMG is everydaydriving with one point, where Mercedes receives 9/10 and BMW 8/10.
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very nice, the M5 still remains my favorite car
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M5 spanked the CLS63...as expected!
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Well it isn't much of a matchup to put the CLS vs. 5-series. Even the E-class doesn't stand a chance against the M5.

BMW - driver's car
Mercedes-Benz - sporty 'lounge' cars.
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Yulp, M5 is a beast.
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Well it isn't much of a matchup to put the CLS vs. 5-series. Even the E-class doesn't stand a chance against the M5.

BMW - driver's car
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Why would the E class have a better chance?
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Why am I not surprised!?!

BMW > Mercedes Benz all day.

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Why am I not surprised!?!

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Why would the E class have a better chance?
lower drag coefficient, weighs less than CLS
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Does everyone feel the result will be the same when the RS6 returns?

Will the M5 still be able to see it off as easily or will it be a battle the M5 can't win. I think the M5 will still win the position of Driver's choice (rwd = no brainer) but ultimately it will lose to the RS6 on pure performance.

It will be hard to argue against 580hp and 650Nm of torque, regardless of it's weight.
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