In Reply to: Re: M5 vs E55 posted by Jesse on January 18, 2000 at 18:23:16:
: The E55 is actually lighter than the M5. It also has plenty of power. The extra torque in the E55 makes up for some of the additional HP of the M5.
: Also the handling between the two is actually very close. My friend mentioned that a car magazine recently did a test on these 2 vehicles on a track. While the magazine definitely said that the M5 was more of a driver's car, the E55 was actually faster around the track. They mentioned that this was due to the additional torque of the car.
: While as an owner of an E55, I don't necessarily believe that the E55 is a better handler, it might be because the tester in the magazine wasn't familiar enough with the M5.
: 2 different cars for 2 types of people.