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Old 10-12-2009, 09:48 PM
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M156 One of the best V8 ever made?

I am certainly loving the M156 in my car every single drive. What do u guys think?
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I am certainly loving the M156 in my car every single drive. What do u guys think?
I havenít had an opportunity to drive one, but man is that exhaust note sweet.
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Given that it's Mercedes' newest V8 it's obviously one of the best.
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I love mine...Love the growl at WOT...Naturally aspirated has always been my favorite...And I've pulled more than one 55...
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Their is no question, from the deep roar of the exhaust, that this car has power and can move. Some will argue that the E55, can produce more power with mods? Maybe so, but a big block V8, is unmistakeable. I absolutely love my exhaust note. MB is coming out with a twin turbo 5.5. liter motor, I prefer the naturally asperated. My car can produce allot of hp without turbos or superchargers; I don't need gimmicks. In my opinion the 2007-2009 E63 is the best looking E Class AMG to date. I love the pointy nose of the front fascia. I wish it had a MCT transmission, but the current one isn't bad. I just wish the shifts were faster, and that the car wouldn't downshift itself. Other then that, I absolutely adore it, it's EPIC......
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Their is no question, from the deep roar of the exhaust, that this car has power and can move. Some will argue that the E55, can produce more power with mods? Maybe so, but a big block V8, is unmistakeable. I absolutely love my exhaust note. MB is coming out with a twin turbo 5.5. liter motor, I prefer the naturally asperated. My car can produce allot of hp without turbos or superchargers; I don't need gimmicks. In my opinion the 2007-2009 E63 is the best looking E Class AMG to date. I love the pointy nose of the front fascia. I wish it had a MCT transmission, but the current one isn't bad. I just wish the shifts were faster, and that the car wouldn't downshift itself. Other then that, I absolutely adore it, it's EPIC......
Agree , it is an outstanding power plant.

Betcha we see some high mileage vehicles.
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Originally Posted by Yuille36 View Post
Their is no question, from the deep roar of the exhaust, that this car has power and can move. Some will argue that the E55, can produce more power with mods? Maybe so, but a big block V8, is unmistakeable. I absolutely love my exhaust note. MB is coming out with a twin turbo 5.5. liter motor, I prefer the naturally asperated. My car can produce allot of hp without turbos or superchargers; I don't need gimmicks. In my opinion the 2007-2009 E63 is the best looking E Class AMG to date. I love the pointy nose of the front fascia. I wish it had a MCT transmission, but the current one isn't bad. I just wish the shifts were faster, and that the car wouldn't downshift itself. Other then that, I absolutely adore it, it's EPIC......
I agree, the M156 is a real blast. And the exhaust note is just right.

Also, I feel the same way about the 07-09 E63. That's one great looking car. I always gawk whenever I see one.
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The M156 is definitely one of the best engines ever built.
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Top of the list. More refined than the 7.0L GM LS7.
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In my opinion the 2007-2009 E63 is the best looking E Class AMG to date. I love the pointy nose of the front fascia. I wish it had a MCT transmission, but the current one isn't bad.

100% agreement.i bought it b/c it is honestly one of my favorite looking cars ever.the motor is great and yes the transmission shifts a little soft.it also seems to shift a little early in "comfort" or "sport".
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100% agreement.i bought it b/c it is honestly one of my favorite looking cars ever.the motor is great and yes the transmission shifts a little soft.it also seems to shift a little early in "comfort" or "sport".
Have you considered a shift kit?
Those are claimed to firm up the shifts.
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Have you considered a shift kit?
Those are claimed to firm up the shifts.

i would love to have one,where do i find it?

not interested in the valve/tcu body update for $1500 if that is the one you are thinking about.
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i would love to have one,where do i find it?

not interested in the valve/tcu body update for $1500 if that is the one you are thinking about.
That is what I was thinking of.
Have you heard anything bad about it?
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OK,which one were you thinking of?

nothing bad,just seems like a lot of cash to upgrade a valve body.you'll have $2000+ into it after the labor,postage and adaptation reset at the dealer.
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OK,which one were you thinking of?

nothing bad,just seems like a lot of cash to upgrade a valve body.you'll have $2000+ into it after the labor,postage and adaptation reset at the dealer.
Weistec is the one I heard of.
I do agree it's expensive.
I still wish we could buy these cars with a manual trans.
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i don't want a manual,but i would like an auto that shifted as quick as say the Nissan GT-R.

last manual i had was an '02 M5 and it just isn't worth the hassle to me.
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Just recently picked up an E63 Love this engine/car! Any reason why online specs seem to vary between 507 & 514 hp?
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You are right, the M156 is fantastic.
For some reason they rate the Edition 507 C63 lower, even though they get more RWHP than a 518 rated E63.
I think I saw 522 ratings for ROW E63 M156.
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and the stock sound is...pure awesomeness!
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