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Post Info TOPIC: BMW VS. MERCEDES-BENZ
Mercedes-Benz 500 Series or BMW 7 series? [7 vote(s)]

Mercedes-Benz
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BMW
0.0%
I dont care for either one.
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$y$Op

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BMW VS. MERCEDES-BENZ


As of late I have been seeing a lot of BMW's around and I cant help but wonder why anyone would settle for second best.

In an effort to keep things fair let us compare the BMW 7 series with the Mercedes-Benz 500 Series.

For starters the interior of the Mercedes is much more regal than that of ANY BMW 7 series. For some reason I do not get the luxury feel when sitting in a BMW. The seats are too firm, the lay out seems blah and the smell is nothing short of 2nd rate leather. It also seems the controls are lacking and placed in odd areas.

Now lets move on to ride comfort. This is easy.... MERCEDES WINS... Riding in a BMW 7 series is almost like riding in a bobslead with more road noise than you would expect for a luxury car. While the BMW does seem to have more of a tight feel to go with the bobslead effect I find it to be out of place given the fact were still talking about a luxury sedan. Another area the BMW fails to perform is under load. Add 4 passengers and a driver to a 7 series BMW and you will know why. The Mercedes 500 series has a hydrolic suspension that keeps the vehicle sitting proper and riding high even when fully seated with passengers and a full trunk of clubs. This makes all the diffrence in the world as no one wants to be sagging in the 7 series when they can be riding high in the Mercedes.

Finally we come to power and looks. While I feel the BMW 7 series has a more agressive front end than that of a W126 sedan one can only admit the Mercedes sedan front end out classes the BMW any given day. Should you want a more agressive sporty looking front end Mercedes-Benz offers the coupe SEC that in my opinion blows away any chance BMW might have had.

So I guess for me it's Mercedes, but how about you?

-- Edited by Administrator at 17:42, 2008-05-03

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$y$Op

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I had a neighbor whom purchased a newer BMW. To be honest its a sharp little thing, however a Mercedes of the same year is still better looking. Anyway my point is that it seems every other week the kid is driving one of the lower class BMW's due to his vehicle having to be in for service. Sometimes its for several days! I know for a fact that his has to be in for service because the ones they give him are used and never a better series.

I guess you could get by owning a BMW if you didnt know any better! LOL biggrin

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