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Old 8th October 2005, 13:46   #1
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Testdrive of E60 M5, Alpina B5, E55 AMG, Brabus EV12 (video)

http://www.kabel1.de/info/aa/autos_i...ndex.php?23315

Came on TV on 1st of Oct on German kabel1

M5 wins against the 640HP Brabus EV12 - awesome!
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Old 8th October 2005, 14:09   #2
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Re: M5 wins against Brabus EV12, E55AMG, Alpina B5!

Summary frommember Guffit:

"Here's a short summary of the comparison (note that due to high temperatures acceleration times of all cars were rather high):

Driving impression BMW M5: engine is a rev monster acceleration 0-100 in 5.0 secs, launch control is extremely impressive, braking 100-0 in 35.5m, best car on the handling track, very sportive suspension that lacks a bit of comfort, best car for the active driver, only drawback is the complicated operating (I think they mean I-Drive)

Driving impression Alpina B5: engine got endless torque even from low revs, 0-100 in 5.6 secs, braking 100-0 in 34.4m (best brakes of them all), suspension is aimed at comfort therefore weak at handling track, car doesn't have a diff which is a major drawback when trying to harness all the power

Driving impression Merc E55 AMG: most beautiful interior design much space for passengers, 0-100 in 5.2 secs, E-classes with production year 2005 got new steering which doesn't harden any more during fast direction changes and works very direct, most comfortable limo of them all due to adaptive air suspension, too much understeer on the handling track, major drawback are the brakes: after just 4 laps on the handling track the board compu displayed: warning, brakes overheated drive slowly which doesn't give much confidence in driving this car (ok guys, now admit it, sbc was a titanic-size failure )

Driving impression Brabus E V12: otherworldly power (730bhp and 1100nm ), accelerates like a hurricane brakes loose, 0-100 in 4.4 secs , ceramic brakes that never fade, brakes 100-0 in 35m, major drawback is the 2003 generation steering which hardens during fast direction changes, making driving this car dangerous, even greater drawback is the price: at 360.000 euros it's more expensive than the other three cars summed up

Overall winner is the BMW M5 due to infamous engine, steering, handling and braking, only drawback is complicated operating (I-Drive).

Second place goes to Alpina B5 and Merc E55 AMG.
Alpina's strengths are comfort, braking, but it's not really a sportive car. The E55 got the best comfort and the new steering's great, but the brakes are

Third place goes to the Brabus E V12. Otherworldly engine and power, great brakes, but steering's bullshit and the price is a good joke.
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Nice upcoming TV test on German TV

Should be able to stream as well.
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Re: M5 wins against Brabus EV12, E55AMG, Alpina B5!

That's not surprising. Of course the M5 is the best handling, cheap, and fun car to drive, but the EV12 is truly a monster in straight line performance. But what's surprising is that the E55 is better in cornering than the B5. If u guys want it translated, put a search in google for 'kabel1 bmw m5' and click on translate this page...
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Re: M5 wins against Brabus EV12, E55AMG, Alpina B5!

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That's not surprising. Of course the M5 is the best handling, cheap, and fun car to drive, but the EV12 is truly a monster in straight line performance.
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But what's surprising is that the E55 is better in cornering than the B5.
If u guys want it translated, put a search in google for 'kabel1 bmw m5' and click on translate this page...
How does that rhyme with this;
Autobild Test: Alpina B5 vs. Mercedes E55 AMG
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Re: M5 wins against Brabus EV12, E55AMG, Alpina B5!

you can download it here


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Thanks for the download Joxer how did ya capture it, by the way?
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Re: M5 wins against Brabus EV12, E55AMG, Alpina B5!

I would love to see this video ay other mirrors the rapid share doesnt work with me
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wasn`t me! found it at an other site.


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