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well, yes and no.
The S320 is plenty fast, with a top speed of I believe 130+ mph.

The S320 is NOT quick due to slow acceleration (small engine - very big car). That is the distinction.

Let's look at it this way, if the inline 6 were so great for a car the size of an S-class, it would still exist today in production. The second reason is, of course, the car was very overpriced for a six-banger to compete in the Ultra Luxury bracket, and so it no longer exists.

If you think that is slow, I know someone who had a 300SD, it was slooooooooooow.
 

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now, im not going to say by any means that the 320 is as quick as the 420, or the 500, bu to tell you all the truth, i am very happy with the pickup of my s320...to be honest with u, to make it haul ass, i have to press the pedal down some, but when i want it, its got the power....the 8 is definately quicker and more powerful, but the 6 i think is just fine....

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ychachad - 3/17/2005 8:22 AM

well, yes and no.
The S320 is plenty fast, with a top speed of I believe 130+ mph.

The S320 is NOT quick due to slow acceleration (small engine - very big car). That is the distinction.

Let's look at it this way, if the inline 6 were so great for a car the size of an S-class, it would still exist today in production. The second reason is, of course, the car was very overpriced for a six-banger to compete in the Ultra Luxury bracket, and so it no longer exists.

If you think that is slow, I know someone who had a 300SD, it was slooooooooooow.
How about the W220 S320?[:D]...That car weight less than the W140..

S280 is the slowest i guess.
 

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lnguyenh - 3/17/2005 7:59 AM

zeaq - 3/17/2005 7:26 AM

My INLINE 6 328i is faster than my dad's INLINE 6 S320
The S320 probably weighs twice as much as the 328i [:D]
Not slow at all, and, as stated above, what were you thinking when you compared the compact-size lightest BMW sedan currently made with the full-sized, heaviest S-class ever made?
 

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ackvig - 3/20/2005 3:27 PM

lnguyenh - 3/17/2005 7:59 AM

zeaq - 3/17/2005 7:26 AM

My INLINE 6 328i is faster than my dad's INLINE 6 S320
The S320 probably weighs twice as much as the 328i [:D]
Not slow at all, and, as stated above, what were you thinking when you compared the compact-size lightest BMW sedan currently made with the full-sized, heaviest S-class ever made?
You guys all brought up the same point I thought of as soon as I read this odd comparison.
To set the record straight, the BMW weighs this much: 3197lbs.
The S320 weighs 4500+.
Ok, not twice as much, but a small cars worth of difference, and the engines are nearly the same!
 

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I raced a W220 S500 to 70mph and lost by only two car lengths so its not slow, and that was stock. modded my car pulls alog quicker.. top speed is 137mph at redline in top gear [}:)][:D][:)]
 
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