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Smile 06 e500 vs 04 540i

Guys just sold my 530i and I'm thinking about getting an 06 e500 although the 04/05 545i manual transmission looks hot too. What are some of the pros and cons between the two? (how good is the manual mode on that car is it as good as the M3 or is it slow and computer controlled?)

here are some picts - are accessories for the e500 easy to find? (I wanna drop it just like the one in the picture, and I know its a Benz long history of germany engineering and that I should not do that cause its going to ruin it blah blah blah)

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Manual mode on the Benz is nothing like the SMG on the M3. You can't even begin to compare the two. The manual mode on the Benz can be a bit lazy if you're used to SMG or any other similar transmission setup. That said, speed and ferocity is not what the engineers had in mind when they designed it for non-AMGs.

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