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there are no words in the dictionary which can explain what a beast that car will be.

Benz is going to have to put a bigger engine in the E to keep up with that modern marvel!

7 speed SMG gear box is supposed to increase speed by 20%, amazing!!!
 

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Must... have... one!!! :eek3:

"The following comparison gives you an idea of the immense stress acting on the material: at 8,000 crankshaft revolutions per minute, each of the ten pistons covers a distance of approximately 20 metres per second. Coming back to the ten-cylinder engine in the BMW WilliamsF1: at 18,000 rpm, the pistons move as much as 25 metres per second. The difference is, however, that a Formula 1 racing engine only has to travel 800 kilometres in one racing weekend, whilst the M engine must last the lifetime of the vehicle, regardless of the climate, traffic situation and style of motoring."
 

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Launch control too?!?! :eek:

"With the gearbox in S mode, the driver can profit from the Launch Control function, which is a complement to the purist, sporty S6 driving program. The Launch Control function enables "rookie racing drivers" to make a perfect standing start in order to maximise the initial acceleration. This function requires the prior deactivation of DSC.

The aim of the Launch Control function is to relieve the driver of shifting gears, giving him more freedom to concentrate on his actual job of driving. When the car is stationary, the only thing the driver has to do is to flip the selector lever forward and keep it in that position. If he now fully depresses the accelerator pedal, the engine is automatically set to its optimum starting speed. If the driver releases the selector lever, the M5 is accelerated with the ideal amount of slip. The driver does not have to change gears until the M5 reaches its peak speed - the SMG gearbox with drivelogic automatically shifts/ through the seven gears and changes from one gear to the next gear shortly before maximum torque is attained.
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just as a side curiosity i wonder what the gas milage is going to be like, bad or dismal? then again, if you can afford one of those i guess it isnt an issue. and im assuming that those will stay in europe where they have higher octane fuels.
 
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