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Old 10-03-2012, 07:27 AM
Emilner Emilner is offline
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Originally Posted by BosBmw540 View Post
Will be better comparison using the Spec from 540i 6-Speed M-sport against 550i M-Sport, both manual, or just using top OEM setups for both, include the torgue and weight of both cars.
There is a reason why 550i is 'felt' heavier and lag at low-speed acceleration while 540i is effortless.
Steptronic sucks, so is Auto. For car like this level, go for manual else one will lost 50% of fun from the car's capability.
Sorry, but an E39 540 will have his head handed to it in an embarrassing way against an f10 550i. A closer comparison is the 535, which the E39 will struggle against. The E39 was a great car but even though it feels fast that doesn't mean it actually is when comparing to modern cars...

2015 S550 Anthracite blue, Silk, loaded and doin just fine...
2013 SL63 AMG black....
2014 GL350 The kids chariot.
2012 750IL x drive, imperial blue/oyster, a finely loaded beater car... (gone)
2012 650 Cabriolet M sport (gone)
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