Originally Posted by Mercedes-Benz ///AMG
I've always thought so. I always thought Mercedes-Benz made the most amazing lineup of cars. Excluding supercars manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pangani, Bugatti etc... I always thought Mercedes-Benz's cars (/////AMG lineup) were pretty much the greatest in terms of speed, luxury, performance and so on. Maybe I was ignorant towards other makes or didn't study them too much. But in my mind, /////AMG tuned Mercedes-Benz's had no competetion with cars in their range.
But then I started watching people race their Mercedes-Benz's on Youtube. And boy do I have to say, I'm dissappointed. Not saying they are not great, far from that. /////AMG Mercedes-Benz's are absolutely mad. Fast, quick, aggressive, and everything. But 90% of the /////AMG's I saw racing other (cheaper) cars, the Mercedes-Benz's lost.
BMW M6's were beating SL65's. As were Corvette ZO6's. M3's were keeping up with SL55's. M5's were crushing nearly all 55 models (SL, CL, CLS, E etc...) RUF tuned Porsche's are beating CL65's.
And then you'd see these crazy Mercedes fanboys leaving comments like, "Well put a Mercedes McLaren SLR against an M6 or ZO6 and we'll see who wins!" Don't people realize that the McLaren is a $500,000 supercar?
Even still 65 /////AMG models are $200,000. Whereas an M5 is less than $100,000 and an M6 is slightly over $100,000, and the Corvette ZO6 is in the $70,000 range.
Or comments like, "Oh, that CL65 is a grand tourer. It's so heavy." Yeah. But it costs $200,000. For $96,000 you can get the EXACT same tourer (CL500 or CL550 <whatever body type you prefer I guess>) for over $100,000 less. The reason why you pay more because of the power.
So I was really confused. What is it all for? Are Mercedes-Benz /////AMG models the best you can get without going into supercar territory? Of course the best to everyone is objective, but I'm going by numbers. That's what's really starting to get me. Why such high prices, when cars half the amount will end up beating them in the race? Don't say luxury etc... because you get the same interior in a (insert model) 550 as you do in a (insert model) 65 (just without the /////AMG logos on the floormats, seats, dashboard etc...) I have a CL65 /////AMG, and I never raced anyone yet. But I would be extremely embarrased if I lost to a BMW M5.
Or am I just watching videos with really bad Mercedes-Benz drivers?
That's why I made that video thread. I want to see some Mercedes-Benz /////AMG dominance. Or is this just another case of, "You're paying for the label." I am asking this, because I never drove an M tuned BMW or Corvette ZO6 or other cars that are made to compete with /////AMG's (except Aston Martin's and Bentleys.) I've always been a Mercedes-Benz guy. Maybe that's why I was so ignorant towards other cars, thinking no one can compete with them. Can they?
I totally agree with you. AMG is refined MB badge, but with contrast of that very pricey as well. Others, no AMG family, also have great tuners compatible to AMG, and some of them outperform AMG in the same segment, including price tag too.
Why is like that? I would say people are devoted to MB cars and AMG is there just to add a little touchy to their already loved cars, so people have a niche of more enjoyment driving it around, daily I meant.
Those people do not like to sacrifice luxuries of the MB cars to have a second or tenths a faster car then someone else on road.
If they want it, surely, they have something robust in garage for fun or weekend drive.
I would add to it, AMG major goal is to blend performance and luxury together and offer car like that to customers who are between, either one or another.
Therefore we have Brabus tuner, DMT, etc…on the market today.
Being well rational, we have to admit it, other tuners, not all of them, are better than AMG. Example for it is BMW M5, or M3.
We cannot say AMG is the best, when there are better tuners or cars than AMG.