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<br>Question: Has anyone driven both (or very similar ... i.e. E55 or E430 w/the sport package, vs. the CL500)? <p>I own a C43 AMG now. I have a CL55 AMG on order. I wanted an E55 AMG before the CL55 became available, and would probably own one had the CL55 not been announced. (as a matter of fact, I believe my dealer took my order before it was announced)<p>My "number" should be coming up this June or July. God willing, some of my investments will come back (err... right!), and I'll actually be able to accept deliver w/o unloading too many things I didn't get crushed in... but even if I can, do I want to?!<p>Which is the "driver's car"? Which car is "tighter"?<p>Which is the car for someone who LUVS to throw his C43 AMG around both tight turns and long sweepers alike, and luvs that "pop" off red lights ... getting to the other side of the intersection, before the folks going the other way even get across the cross-walk on their own side! ^><p>Personally, I always wanted the E55 AMG. I love the E body w/the AMG enhancements. But yes, the new CL is w/o a doubt __hot__, and why I have it on order instead. <p>But is it worth the extra money when held next to the E55 AMG?<p>Is the CL55 AMG oriented towards too "mature" a driver? I'm not thrilled AMG didn't do any additional suspension work to it.<p>The C43 AMG is a pretty "raw" machine compared to these two. I own it, and luv it. I'm imagining the E55 AMG is a bit more "cultured". Yet even faster in every way. I _know_ the CL55 AMG is a _lot_ more cultured than both... <p>But the $97,000 question is, is it _too_ cultured?<p>Any opinions?<br>Better yet, any experience?<p>Thanx Folks.<br>Steve Mato<p>P.S. This question is cross-posted to the CL55 AMD board as well.
 

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In my mind, it all comes down to the body style you prefer. The CL55 has a nicer interior but I've now found a shop in Germany who can make my E55 interior look like that of the CL600 for less than AMG or Brabus. <p>The E55 will be the better performer because of the weight difference and more practical for transporting more than 2 people.
 
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