SLK 32 AMG or Z3 M

Discussion in '2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG' started by Stookie, Aug 10, 2002.

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    I would take the SLK32AMG because well its a mercedes. The only problem is that it is auto. I wonder if it comes in Tiptronic?
     
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    ok, for one, the BMW is called a M3 Roadster, not a Z3 M. for two, the second post said the M3 can beat an M3 Roadster, not true. the normal M3 has about 5 sec. flat 0-60mph, and M3 Roadster has about 4.5-4.7sec. 0-60mph. so really the Roadster can kick the M3s ass.


    now my opion... the MB/AMG has an auto(worse mileage, less fun, less control, and less handling and stopping capability), it has bad ergonomics compared to the beamer(ease of controls), its almost $10,000 more, and hey...ITS A CHICK CAR!!! yes the M has its problems, but i ll take them on, i like BMW more, i have started to recognize the better car, and i say an I-6 that competes with th vette, is a good car.



    and i didnt read all the posts, if i brought something up again, i deeply apologize.
     
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    ok, for one, the BMW is called a M3 Roadster, not a Z3 M. for two, the second post said the M3 can beat an M3 Roadster, not true. the normal M3 has about 5 sec. flat 0-60mph, and M3 Roadster has about 4.5-4.7sec. 0-60mph. so really the Roadster can kick the M3s ass.


    now my opion... the MB/AMG has an auto(worse mileage, less fun, less control, and less handling and stopping capability), it has bad ergonomics compared to the beamer(ease of controls), its almost $10,000 more, and hey...ITS A CHICK CAR!!! yes the M has its problems, but i ll take them on, i like BMW more, i have started to recognize the better car, and i say an I-6 that competes with th vette, is a good car.



    and i didnt read all the posts, if i brought something up again, i deeply apologize.
     
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    ok, for one, the BMW is called a M3 Roadster, not a Z3 M. for two, the second post said the M3 can beat an M3 Roadster, not true. the normal M3 has about 5 sec. flat 0-60mph, and M3 Roadster has about 4.5-4.7sec. 0-60mph. so really the Roadster can kick the M3s ass.


    now my opion... the MB/AMG has an auto(worse mileage, less fun, less control, and less handling and stopping capability), it has bad ergonomics compared to the beamer(ease of controls), its almost $10,000 more, and hey...ITS A CHICK CAR!!! yes the M has its problems, but i ll take them on, i like BMW more, i have started to recognize the better car, and i say an I-6 that competes with th vette, is a good car.



    and i didnt read all the posts, if i brought something up again, i deeply apologize.
     
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    Actually, it is simply called the BMW M Roadster. And I actually did choose an M Coupe over the AMG. No regrets. The Mercedes still looks like a lady's car but it is hard to put my finger on the exact reason why. The M Coupe has a masculine look, feel, and as others have already said, a manual tranny.
     
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    should i have you banned ?
     
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    first of all it is the M roadster not the M3, the M3 is a totaly diffrent car, built on the 3 serise platform...ext. back to that main purpose, i would have to go with the M on this one, for one, the Manual setels it on the spot, but the M is way more fun to drive, it seams more light footed easyer to move through corners, the MB moves like its on rails, very steady, but also hard to make snap movements, so for my driving style i would have to take the M roadster.
     
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    for you and ther person that made that mentioned the vette, both of those cars are built to be supercars, these are built to be luxury roadsters with performance. They serve a different purpose. Like comparing a Farrari to a Bentley.

    Onto the decisions, i'd definately take the SLK. I don't know why all these people think it looks girlish, but everyone has teh right to their opinions. Just because its small and quite rounded and understated doesnt neccssarily make it girlish. If that was teh casse then an elise would look girlish too wouldnt it?

    Reasons for choosign the benz - mercedes quality, mercedes reliability, mercedes styling (i hate the interiors on practicaly every beema), the advantage ofthe steel roof, the fat that withte roof up it has the most luggage space (read that in a few reviews, the fact thatthe steel roof when up would give it better aerodynamics then a material roof, and mercedes luxury. Then theres the looks - the slk looks classy, elegant, yet somewhat menacing. Kinda gives off that "i'm a nice person, but if you mess with me ill kill you" look. The Z3 shape has never appealed to me. I dont like the lumpy front end, and the coupe is just plain ugly IMO.

    Also, if i ever had oen of these cars itd be more ofa cruiser then a racer, so id take the mercs big advantage in street drivability (flattish 450nm torque curve) over the M's handling advantage (which you probably woudlnt really notice all that much on roads here in aus where the speed imit is no more then 110km/h anywhere, and residential areas are 50. In the end i think it all comes down to taste. I also like luxury and safety, and i feel a steel roof would be worlds ahead of a material one in terms of structural integrity, and that means alot for safety.
     
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    Actually, i belive it is called M Roadster, not M3 roadster. M3 is another car altogether. Also, i dotn know where you got th e0-100 figures but the ones ove seen of the M roadtter have never been below 5 seconds. that is tested properly with two people in the car. Are you referring to the M roadster (i.e. M version of the Z3) or the M3 cabriolet (i.e. M version of a convertible 3 series)?.

    Secondly, yes the M3 gets its power without forced induction, but its torque isnt close, and inteh real world torque means a hell of alot more, especially in a street car.

    Auto/manual us just a matter of taste. In this type of car id probly prefer an auto, because driving in start stop traffic gets damn annoying in a manual at times and somtimes u just wish you had an auto. These are the type of cars u drive areound town in start/stop traffic, not aroudna track (in general).

    Not sure the M would get a gret deal better mileage, and the ergonomics beign better i dont know, but mercedes usually have pretty good ergonomics..

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    sounds like a good idea. while im at it just like to say this the 2-3 popups i get everytime i try to post a message here are REALLLLY $hite-ing me. :S
     

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