Hi Dave re: S-03's
I have P6000 Summer on my '94 E320 Coupe= great tire for this luxo application
I have S-03's on the '94 E500= in my experience a real max perf tire! you can search 'S-03'- Mark and I have posted similar experiences with this tire. I previously had a brand new set of P6000 Sport Veloce on the E500 and found them to be adequate for sedate driving- but not enough tire when the car was driven enthusiastically.
I have Dunlop SP 9000 on my '88 325is (bilstein sports/ +1 BBS/ Brembo drilled rotors/ green stuff pads/ urethane bushings all around)= Dunlops are just OK, I'll be replacing w/ S-03's this summer.
Also, you'll find info in the 'bowden cable' search re: the 1st gear 500e/e500 proper downshift characteristics - - so you know what to expect. I suggested this search along with the other suggestions for a more comprehensive review.
hope this helps
Last edited by -fad; 03-28-2002 at 12:29 PM.