I have loved my 2001 e55 since I got it, but living in the northeast with big fat tires and lots of torque has caused too many white-knuckled drives, and with winter approaching, and my lease coming up after the winter ends, I'm beginning my search. I know I won't reproduce the overall performance, and an Audi RS6 is beyond the price I want to pay now, so what would you all think about an e500 4matic as a replacement? Will I gain in the curves and wet what I'll give up on the straights? Please compare to my model, not most current version, which ups the ante straightline, of course. All comments and opinions are appreciated.