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    • All motor V8 versus all motor V10: Watch a bone stock SLS AMG M159 V8 walk away from a tuned BMW M6 S85 V10

      Impressive performance here from a completely stock Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. It is going up against a modified BMW E63 M6 from a roll. The M6 is modified featuring Supersprint headers, Supersprint race cats, Evosport underdrive pulley, RPI Scoops, Evosport Evo 2 ECU tune, and a Kressieg cat-back titanium exhaust system. The M6 also has a widebody kit and large heavy wheels that are definitely slowing it down and not helping performance.


      The SLS AMG with its lighter weight (roughly 300 pounds) and dual clutch transmission just walks away. The M6 does have a passenger but passenger or no passenger it is losing this race. A better quality ECU tune on the S85 V10 would help the M6 but really this is not a car set up for maximum performance with the added drag from the body kit and the heavy wheels. The SLS certainly impresses, enjoy the video below.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: ***VIDEO*** Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG vs Modified BMW E63 M6 started by AWD75 View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
        Looks like Car and Driver made a mistake:

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      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSIZZLE Click here to enlarge
        am i the only one that loved the rawness of the smg?? i know from a performance standpoint dcts are faster but they feel too automatic for my taste
        I'm right here with you.. I've driven several GTR's and M5/M6 DCT's and the SMG IMO gives a much better driver experience. Don't get me wrong, I'd take and enjoy owning any of the above, but the overall feeling is diminished with the DCT.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TZ04XJR Click here to enlarge
        I'm right here with you.. I've driven several GTR's and M5/M6 DCT's and the SMG IMO gives a much better driver experience. Don't get me wrong, I'd take and enjoy owning any of the above, but the overall feeling is diminished with the DCT.
        The SMG does give a better driving experience. Criticism of it is overblown IMO I loved it.
      1. ezec63's Avatar
        ezec63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Looks like Car and Driver made a mistake:

        http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...55544238-1.jpg
        Not surprising ! Thought it was weird that theyd use a dry clutch with the power/torque the CLA45 is making. This is a new trans right not the same as the SLS getrag unit? Does MB/Daimler also make there own transmissions? Ive never seen the MCT used on any other platform while other brands you see cars sharing transmissions like the ZF 8 speed for example (Audi/BMW)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
        Not surprising ! Thought it was weird that theyd use a dry clutch with the power/torque the CLA45 is making. This is a new trans right not the same as the SLS getrag unit? Does MB/Daimler also make there own transmissions? Ive never seen the MCT used on any other platform while other brands you see cars sharing transmissions like the ZF 8 speed for example (Audi/BMW)
        I would doubt it being the same unit but do know the specs on it.

        Nobody else I know of replaces the torque converter with clutch packs.