S55 AMG or S600L V12 Bi

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  1. e55nick

    e55nick Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Okay, so I really miss my E55, but I also miss my S500L. I am looking into getting either an S55 or a bi turbo S600. I really want to know your opinions on th epros and cons of these vehicles. I know they both need mortgages if they go wrong but what are the things to look out for?

    Mercedes Benz S600 V12 Bi Turbo | eBay

    This 600 is just gorgeous.

    Mercedes-Benz S Class S55K 4dr Auto 5.4

    Hi miles on this S55K, but still a beautiful car.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Alex

    Alex Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Six hundred.
     
  3. V12

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    Bi turbo for me.

    55k is a special power train, but it's no V12!
     
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    S600 looks nice, the interior is so clean.
     
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    600 is very low mileage (54,000) and seller seems to have documented evidence to back this up. It's not reached it's reserve price yet though (at just over £6k) but I'm not familiar with the values of these...

    55 has got 140,000 on it which shouldn't be a problem, if it's been well looked after.

    600 seller has limited feedback, looks like he's only sold one car, though has written a good well thought advert. I'd be interested in how long he's owned it and/or is he a bit of a home dealer?

    55 seller has put bits in the advert relative to the car, but it's mostly a generic cut and paste.

    To be honest, Id be all over that 600 like a rash... especially in that colour as mentioned above. :)
     
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    Def go for the 600, how many times will you get to own a twin turbo V12 ! If you've got the bottle , let alone a good PPI, go for it...
     
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    both beautiful cars! think i would go for the s55, the mileage wouldn't put me off too much thanks to the v8 and i love those wheels! think it will just come down to which will give you the best driving pleasure...tough one but not a bad choice to make ;) good luck!
     
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    At some point in life everyone should tick the V12 & BiTurbo boxes. The only thing I'd change would be the wheels. It's got the correct S600 wheels on it, but personally I'd change them for a set of the staggered AMG 5 spoke rims.
     
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    Not sure why Merc offered both in first place-(yeh yeh S55 is sportier etc etc ) should have one or the other.Overniching.
     
  12. John

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    I think I prefer the look of the 55 but I do like the S600 and the wheels.

    Tricky choice.

    I think I lean slightly towards the S600.
     
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    Definitely the 600 if I had the choice
     
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    It looks like it,s sitting way to high !! Just saying..and should not think he raised it to take the photos
     
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