Date registered: Feb 2008
Vehicle: 2004 W220 (S430) ; 2001 R129 (SL500) Sport
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast--formerly Charlottesville, VA
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I don't know either car beyond reputation and the threads I've read about them, but my guess is the C36 will run and hide from the 16 Valve. I don't know the output of either car, but it is simple to find. Logic says a bigger, more powerful, engine in essentially the same car will go faster. I don't know what kind of upgraded suspension and brakes the 16 Valve has, but the boys at AMG can make a car turn and stop. Plus you are going to have the smoother 6-cylinder against a rowdy 4-cylinder.
This opinion will probably put the 16 Valve fans into some sort of apoplexy and I freely admit it draws on a vast reservoir of ignorance. I'm just sayin'
"Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."--John Steinbeck