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Old 10-03-2012, 06:27 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...
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