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      11-13-2012, 04:27 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Used2be View Post
I was looking at the E63 AMG before I decided on the F10 M5, and checked out the options for ECU tunes for Mercedes. Lots of power increase available from various shops, although I don't think the base AMG motor is in quite as high a state of tune as is the stock M5, so there will, I think, be less of a % increase when the M5 is tweaked.
Yup agree, I do think the Benz will possibly have more tuning potential. I think BMW is working the M5 harder from factory.

Originally Posted by Used2be View Post
For me the chassis and the DCT were the deciding factors to choose the M5 over the AMG. I wonder if at the end of it all the old adage, "There's no substitute for cubic inches" will trump all of the technology thrown at both the Mercedes and BMW motors?
Originally Posted by Vic55 View Post
I think the displacement factor will play a role in the tune gains... and I agree the chassis and DCT creates a better driver with the F10.
It will be interesting next year, when the LCI E63 gets DCT, AWD, and 560hp without PP.