BMW M3 vs. Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 2005
So, i'm looking to buy a car.
I've ridden in a M3, and it has incredible power.
I also like the fact that i could take people around...
SLK has more sleeker look and its performance is better (mpg)
Which car would you pick if you had the choice of M3 or SLK OR cars around 60 grands?? :hi: :wink2:
I'd take a bmw over a benz anyday. Especially if you're buying a benz in the US...They're made in the US now....Therefore BMW > Benz anyday.
M3...no "kompressor" needed to keep up with the competition.
MBZ needs those little extras to keep up.
Who cares? Many of the BMW's are made in Spartenburg (sp?), North (or
South) Carolina. I have seen the plant. Many VW's are made in Mexico, who
cares? They use the same tools etc.
I would go with the M3, if this was against the SLK AMG (I dunno if the new one is out), it would be a different story.
If you have $60k, the SLK55 AMG is right at that mark. A faster ride than the M3.
I'd go for the M3.....It's my oppinion that the SLK is.....how should I put this?...a hairdressers car :ohcrap:
On what planet? More like $100K.
Back to the original poster. I'd track down a used red M5... sexy sexy.
The average M3 is around £45,000 (as far as I'm aware) here in the UK.....how does that translate to US dollars?
Oops, I read SL 55 AMG... that's my bad.
well, if you want performance and power------->M3
If you want daily drivabilty and versatility------->M3
If you want looks------------------------------>M3
If you want an expensive driving penis---------->SLK 350
I added orange...lol
I think it is like $50k.
m3 - slk is for pussies
or, you could wait liek a lil over a year for the new m3 to come out
£45,000 is about $82,000.
but as stiman said, they cost about $50,000, give or take a few thousand. i surely hope they arent 45,000 pounds across the ocean... i would figure closer to 30,000, unless cars are more expensive in general? :ohcrap:
I'd go the M3, I've always liked them.
M3, I like BMW more than Mercedes anyway. Although I do love the SLK :mrgreen:
cars actually are generally more expensive in England
This is very interesting because these 3 cars are my top 3 choices for high-end models along with the Cayman S. I think I have to agree (although I never thought of it before) but the SLK is for pansies. :ohcrap:
the new SLK is purty cool
, but the M# is a 4 door sedan, so y u compra ro a 2 door coupe/hard top?
Hey look...you're post #17 and #19 here...cool.
wat is yer problem, y do you keep calling me that, i think you have a crush on mihim
I do... :ticking:
:laughing: oh ya, lol
M3 definetly. I believe the sportier model of the SLK only comes in automatic too. That's a big no-no
Yeah, I believe the only standard transmission offered by Merc is in the SLR McLaren.
Sorry buddy the slr mclaren comes with an auto. It could be one of those automated manuals or other fancy autos but there still auto because you dont row your own gears. Alot of mercs come wiht manuals but the autos are usaully quiker so you hear less about them.
So do you consider the Ferraris (575M, Enzo) auto or manual?
that's SC, and I drool whenever I go by. I'd definatly take the M3, but more b/c I'm biased towards BMW than anything.
i consider the ferraris automated manual an automatic because its AUTOMATED, but i do understand that it is actually a manaul.
so it would have to have no electronics to be considered a manual in your
I differ slightly in that I think it's automatic when it changes for you. I understand your POV, but the only difference is that a button drives an actuator to make the change, the change isn't made AUTOMATICALLY.
If i am to consider a manual a true manual (on an automobile) i must use a clutch and throw the shifter between the gears.