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Old 01-06-2003, 03:31 AM   #1
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Red face Raced a Mercedes E420.

Sometimes I wonder what compels someone in an Automatic E420 to race a 330Ci? Why dont they pick fights with 540's? Or do they like seeing their sorry Automatic butts beat with a standard small 6 cylinder machinery?

Yes, I was faster off the line and handled a lot better than him in the curves, that E420 should just go home and think about trading his car for something far superior from Bavaria. Leave the 4door at home for the family unless youre in something from BMW, cause otherwise its just another car.
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Old 01-06-2003, 04:32 AM   #2
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I'm not calling you a liar, but I have seen E420's dust 330's...
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:35 AM   #4
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I don't know that a 330ci can whip a 540i either. Based on data I have seen, it should be a pretty close, probably the better driver would win. But make no mistake, there are some pretty decent 540i /6's out there that would spank a 330.
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:47 AM   #5
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if u look at the displacement only then there is reason to believe a MB420 could spank a 330, and therefore it would be more suitable for a MB420 to pick on a 540

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Old 01-06-2003, 08:35 AM   #6
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Re: Raced a Mercedes E420.

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Leave the 4door at home for the family unless youre in something from BMW, cause otherwise its just another car.
this isn't why BMW drivers have a reputation for being pretentious pricks, is it????

hmmmmm.....
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Old 01-06-2003, 09:46 AM   #7
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ok, i have a 330ci and my mom has an e320 and it is pretty close in speed, but a e420 i am guessing will take a a 330ci.

also i am sure a 540i will take a 330ci. Just look at the 0-60 times on the website.
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:39 AM   #8
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ok, i have a 330ci and my mom has an e320 and it is pretty close in speed, but a e420 i am guessing will take a a 330ci.

also i am sure a 540i will take a 330ci. Just look at the 0-60 times on the website.
also take a look at some car magazines, 330's usually have similar
or better 0-60 times. pretty close tho
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:08 AM   #9
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never raced a E420 before, but I can believe that you beat it. On the launch BMW's usually have it over the MB's, but I would think that the E420 would win on the autobahn. However, why do you call the 3.0L inline 6 a "standard small 6 cylinder machinery"? The 3.0L inline six is one of the middle to larger size inline six's available in a production sports car, IMHO.
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:14 AM   #10
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Re: Raced a Mercedes E420.

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Sometimes I wonder what compels someone in an Automatic E420 to race a 330Ci? Why dont they pick fights with 540's? Or do they like seeing their sorry Automatic butts beat with a standard small 6 cylinder machinery?

Yes, I was faster off the line and handled a lot better than him in the curves, that E420 should just go home and think about trading his car for something far superior from Bavaria. Leave the 4door at home for the family unless youre in something from BMW, cause otherwise its just another car.

Bro whats wrong with auto's....I bet I can dog you ! j/k
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:56 AM   #11
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my mom has a 97 E420, and i hate everything about the car. i think a 5M 330 would beat it to 60, but the larger motor would win the race from 60-120.

no question about the curves tho, those beasts are horrible... i honestly would prefer to drive the family 2001 suburban in the twisties than that POS

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Old 01-06-2003, 12:06 PM   #12
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Old 01-06-2003, 12:48 PM   #13
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But E420 has a bigger engine it should be able to take you from 60-120.. no?
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:11 PM   #14
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But E420 has a bigger engine it should be able to take you from 60-120.. no?
In theory yes, as long as both drives floor it. Good kill 420s are actually a superior engine to the 430 but 430 had an updated 5spd auto
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:32 PM   #15
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Both 5-sp auto, the 330 & the E420 do the 1/4 mile at virtually identical times, so a manual 330 should take it. The E420 has more power but also weighs much more.

However, most E420's have the 4-sp auto (which is slower), not the 5-sp which came later. So, the 330 auto or manual should have a significant edge over the E420 4-sp.
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Old 01-06-2003, 02:56 PM   #16
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Old 01-06-2003, 06:50 PM   #17
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if a manual 330 can beat a CLK430 off the line, i see no reason why it can't beat a E420.
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Old 01-06-2003, 06:59 PM   #18
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I remember racing through traffic one time on I-95 with a MB E-Class (I think it was a E320) in my Acura Legend.

I wasn't even trying to mess with him, I was just late for my class so I was zipping through traffic... and he was doing it too and his aggressive moves just urged me to go faster. So we were both on the left lanes, my exit was coming up on the right so I switched to the right when there was an opening. The MB comes up behind me then desides to go back left to cut through traffic the other way. Five seconds later, I hear this *SSSSSCREEEEEEESHH* and for only a sec, i see him in my left rear view mirror, that E-class was perpendicular to traffic!!! carreening to the left..

By then, my exit had come up and I had to get off.... and there were so many cars I couldn't see if he crashed. I didn't hear a bang, so i think he made it safely...

What a crazy driver!!! E classes are scary
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My parents have a 97 E420, and i think for sure that it'll eat up a 330 anyday.
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