★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

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    ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60



    The Impala SS had 303 horsepower out of a 5.3-liter V-8 engine, and was FWD. The 550i on the other hand had 360 horsepower out of a 4.8-liter V-8, and was RWD. The Impala needs a little break from its friend Dodge Charger R/T. The 550i is twice as sporty as the E550, and is ten times sportier than the S6, which was AWD. So, between the Impala and the 550i: which one is sexier? Which one's got better performance? Both are fast. Both are tough. The 550i feels more of a Malibu than an Impala on the inside, because it is classified by the EPA as a midsize car with 99 cubic feet of interior space and 14 cubic feet of trunk space. It's got a sexy-looking body (inside and out). And yes, E60 refers to a 5-Series sedan. The Impala is—well, you know—a large car with 105 cubic feet of interior space and 19 cubic feet of trunk space. The unrelated Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS were designed for grandparents compared to the Impala.

    Chevrolet Impala SS
    0-60 mph: 6.1 seconds
    0-100 mph: 14.0 seconds
    1/4 mile: 14.29 seconds at 102 mph
    Source: TorqueStats

    BMW 550i E60
    0-60 mph: 5.5 seconds
    0-100 mph: 12.2 seconds
    1/4 mile: 13.66 seconds at 105 mph
    Source: TorqueStats
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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    Are you thinking n buying one of them? Anyway, 550i is the better car although parts and maintenance can be quite expensive.
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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    Seems like comparable cars to me, right Neanderthal?

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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    Quote Originally Posted by xwoodx View Post
    Seems like comparable cars to me, right Neanderthal?
    Yep, they're comparable all together--V8, all in the 300 BHP club, four doors, sexy, big rims, stock.

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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    2006 Impala is not sexy.

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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    I take offense to that.
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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    2006 Impala is not sexy.
    In my opinion it is--for being not too grannyish/grampyish like a Grand Marquis, Lucerne, or DTS.
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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    Quote Originally Posted by donmateo View Post
    I take offense to that.
    You're sexy, though, so YOUR Impala is sexy.

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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    Quote Originally Posted by Classics Dreamin View Post
    In my opinion it is--for being not too grannyish like a Grand Marquis, Lucerne, or DTS.


    Dat ass doe.

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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    BMWs are hella sexy, especially the M3 and M5. Minis are cute, but too small and unsafe for big/tall drivers.
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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post


    Dat ass doe.
    So the DTS is not a granny/grampymobile, right? Town Cars aren't granny/grampymobiles, either. They were designed for the Red Carpet and its celebrities. The Grand Marquis is the one that I would consider a granny/grampymobile. Crown Victoria, neh, they were designed for the police. I've seen a lot of 30 year olds driving Crown Victorias.
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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    I know "grannymobile" or "grampymobile" are just opinions, but yeah, the the average Lucerne buyer is 56 years old, and the average Grand Marquis buyer is 68.
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    Re: ★ 2006 Chevrolet Impala SS vs. BMW 550i E60

    The Impala SS is only comparable on paper. It's a big floaty family car with a V8 crammed under the hood. It also has a 4-speed automatic dating back to the 90s. It's not a sport sedan like the BMW 550i.

    If there's a GM sedan worth comparing to the BMW 550i, it would be the Pontiac G8 GT. That's an awesome car with comparable performance and sexy good looks.

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