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Old 03-19-2002, 06:48 AM
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Re: other countries

Originally posted by Lightman
I think since gas is relatively really cheap here in the US, we like cars with more horsepower and like to step on it.
Yes gas is cheaper in the US, when compared to alot of other countrys. But if so, why don't we have the G55, SL73 or the S/CL 63?

Originally posted by M Brabus
In a lot of the Asian countries (Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, etc.) the prices of import vehicles are like double what we pay here in the US. So an upgrade of $5000 here from a V6 to V8 in those countries becomes a $10,000 upgrade. So the incremental costs are much greater than it is for us here in the US. Also, in many of those countries, their tax/registration fee is directly related to the displacement of their engine. So all these factors plus the high cost of gasoline really makes it impractical for them to have big engines. Also I believe in Japan, a street legal car cannot exceed a set horsepower limit...
That might be the case, but I think there is another reason...

I am pretty sure in the US, if you sell over a certain volume, your model has to meet certain guidelines for safety in tests. Those test with the cars crashing as such... cause each engine handles a crash differently. And when you factor those cars into pricing and such it might not be worth bringing over to the US.

Like if a car is 200,000 usd in Europe, and for the test, 5 models needed to be crashed, and there was only a market for 250 of these cars in the US, that would mean... almost 4000 cost per car additional either paid by the maker or the consumer...

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btw my numbers are just guesses, they are to show what I mean.

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Old 03-23-2002, 12:48 PM
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Smoked Lights???

I saw a new E class avantgarde next to a new E55, and noticed they have the same tail lights aside from the upper portion of the E55's are smoked, and they are clear on the Avantgarde....... I know we just went through the whole avantgarde install that Lorinser helped us with. Is this the same process if you order the E55 Amg tail lights, with the shaving, etc?? I think I may like the smoked look better on my white car.... Please advise, thanks!
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The title of this thread is: "Installed E55- Avantgard taillights". The pictures from LorinserLV2 are the smoked "E55" taillights. Would be no difference.

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Old 03-25-2002, 01:07 PM
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The E55AMG lights and Avantgarde lights are both the same. BOth have smoked lenses in the upper zone. The Lights that you are talking about Lightman are the Elegance ones , which are clear instead of smoked...
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thanks

thanks for clearing up all the questions and a great post to start with. I think this last question should finally pronounce this thread dead!
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