I am returning a 98 740iL to BMW and after an excellent experianece with MB on a 2001 ML (sofar) and a lack of good bimmers out (for me) I am looking to replace the 740 with something smaller and sportier but I need everyday livibilty and an auto (NO M5 for me). My question to you guys is how do you find the E55 on a daily basis, is the suspension to stiff for city driving my daily commute is a 25 min (each way) jaunt on the LIE. How will this car hold up to NYC roads? and with the new E class coming out soon (my 7 is mine till june)should I go for a w210 E55 (as I understand the new AMG wont be out for a while) or a 211 E430 in the new body style? I find both bodies really beautiful (have only seen spys of the 211 but its looking good). Will a V8 be available for the 211 by june / july. When should I be talking to my dealer? I thougt about an S500 but I drove a friends and it feels even more yachty then the 740. Well I look fwd to this well-heeled groups advisement.