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Help me decide! :)

Mercedes S600 (V12 biturbo) or BMW 760Li

I cant make up my mind between these two cars.

What I need :
* Car for toting around clients - M is a little cramped :(
* Luxury & Brand recognition
* Has to be quick enough that I will still like going from my M to it
* Has to be sporty for me but not so sporty that people cant ride in it ... 7er-sport pkg gives my fiance a headache but she can deal with it
* Has to look good on me.. I am only 21 so I dont want to look old

Mercedes Pros / Cons :
+ Short trip to Brabus/RennTech/Kleeman and the car has 700hp
+ RennTech S600 runs 11s in the quarter
+ Mercedes brand is more known for luxury than BMW
+ Drive dynamic seats are nice
+ I like the Keyless go features
+ Stereo can be ripped out and upgraded with something better
+ front styling is more aggressive than the 7-er
+ Engine from factory has a LOT of torque
+ Adjustable suspension is nice
+ Adjustable seat massage
- Starts @ 123K ... Specced @ 146K :thumbdwn:
- Most options are standard on 7-er
- Dont like the controls in the car
- Very outdated interior feel
- Clunky switches and door close
- Might look too old in this car
- Even at hardest setting, suspension is very floaty
- Sport package feels like non-sport 7-er
- Interior is sub-par compared to the 7-er
- Feels a LOT larger than the 7-er

BMW Pros / Cons :
+ Love the styling but not as aggressive as the Merc
+ Sport package is VERY nice to drive and reminds me of the handling in the M
+ I love gadgets and this car has nothing but gadgets
+ Still feels nimble in corners
+ LOVE the climate controls
+ PERFECTLY confortable seats
+ Very ergonomic styling
+ Very updated interior
+ Exquisite gauge cluster
+ Alpina makes the B7 version :)
+ Soft close doors are great
+ Probably better engineered engine
+ Four place seating is included
+ Most options are standard....
+ Starts @ 117K ... Specced @ 122K
- First generation of new platform and thus problems
- Non adjustable massage
- Might look too old in this car
- Good luck changing out the stereo....ever
- Styling is hit/miss for most people
- Not sure if there will ever be upgrades for the V12


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