Originally Posted by transferred
G55 has better brakes, handling and far more power. Yes, the G550 is a good car too but if money's no object then the G55 is the clear choice especially since they softened up the ride these last few years....only time G550 is a better choice is if truck has been bought for offroading...
Noted, and your right about the better brakes especially when your moving the 5,800lb behemoth at 232 km/hr, it better have some darn good toot'in binders!
As for handling, yes maybe slightly tighter around turns but truth of the matter, when I had my G55, occassionally I honked on it around some 'round abouts or sweepers, but all in all it NEVER WENT OFF ROAD and call me a city slicker, nor has my G500, or eventually the G550. So sure your right about the "handling" factor.
Well power... WHOA...that's a whole other can of worms! It's fantastic
And lastly, given the geographical region of my permanent residence.... GOOD LUCK finding Nokian Hak 5's STUDDED rubber. It's near IMPOSSIBLE to get winter tires & rims for a G55 AMG unless money's no object, then ok (that's first hand exp. talking after I got a nail in the side wall and it destroyed the tire, and I went for 4 months on a ****ty A/S!)! Not happy.
Anyhow... all the best young buck.
G' Oh Canada Go!