View Full Version : CLS 55 v. M5

12-31-2004, 11:02 AM
alright guys, since the cls v. m5 got a bit naughty in the other forum, i've transplanted it here.<p><IMG SRC="http://img125.exs.cx/img125/7329/m5vscls557qi.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>autozeitung has m5 winning, auto motor und sport has CLS winning.

12-31-2004, 11:32 AM
For both cars, great enginering, exilarating performance <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>This is a hard decision, but I'd have to go with the M5 - more power yet cheaper...love that 7 speed!<p>As far as styling, it is hard to compare since one is a coupe and the other is a sedan.

12-31-2004, 01:11 PM
both cars has 7speed trannys .. <br>but the CLS also has a 2 speed revers :P

12-31-2004, 03:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">both cars has 7speed trannys .. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I knew that...I didn't say M5's the only one who had it...i just like cars with 7 speed, a lot <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

12-31-2004, 06:11 PM
wouldn't the e55 be a more fair comparison to the m5 due to its similar size

12-31-2004, 06:26 PM
sure but, honestly, we already know the m5 will whoop the e55's butt. the CLS should handle sportier, given its coupe status, therefore giving it a fighting chance against the m5. and it looks better.<p>and they're both new.

Top Secret
12-31-2004, 06:49 PM
But the CLS has the same mechanicals as the E55, so it's really not exactly new from an engineering point of view, but the shape is new.

01-01-2005, 06:12 AM
I couldn't tell without testing them....which will NEVER EVER happen. From what i know, i'd take the M5 (BMW lover, you know)

01-01-2005, 07:35 AM
Depends on what you want. More of a luxurious high speed cruiser you would take the CLS. Do you want a agressive sporty car, you would take the M5. Although the M5 can also be a cruiser in p400 mode.

01-03-2005, 09:37 AM
Aside from all techinical standpoints, the E55 and M5 should be compared instead of the CLS55, because the CLS is only a 4 seater, and i thought the point of both the E55 and the M5 was a family car to have to hold off the ferrari. the CLS, being only 4 passenger, is merely a coupe with a better backseat. compare that to the M6

01-03-2005, 09:52 AM
true, the best compairison would be with the E55.<br>But for some reason many magazine's and carfanatics mostly compare it with the CLS. Propably because they know the M5 whipes the floor even more with the E55.

01-03-2005, 05:33 PM
Seen the CLS once and the cars shape is extremely emotional, much more appealing in the metal. The M5 is a masterpiece of engineering and that high revving V10 is awesome. CLS engineering is more evolutionary, but most testers claim the effort makes abig difference between the CLS and the E-class. mmmmmh, this would be a close call but i'd have to say M5, IMO the M5 would have been much better if it had a little less electronic assistance.

Naga Royal Guard
01-03-2005, 05:38 PM
GS 300 Di or 350; keep the change for a new IS 300