Date registered: Feb 2005
Vehicle: 2001 C320
Location: NoHo, CA
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RE: Mercedes versus BMW
Owning both, I have to say that each have there positives and negitives.
The BMW has crisper handling over the MB, but the MB has a more comfortable ride.
I did add a Tornado Fuel Saver in the BMW and I cannot beleive the pick-up the car has now. With that said, the BMW is quicker off the line, but after a second or two, the MB will over take it.
I would rather take the MB on a road trip over the BMW. On the highway the MB screams, and it is a solid ride when you are cruising at 85+mph. On the other hand, if you am going up to the mountains, you'll have a lot of fum in the Beemer.
The seats in the MB are firmer, my wife like the BMW seats because they have more padding.
The MB has a heavier feel to it, while the BMW has a lighter feel. If anyone has ever compared a Camaro with a Mustang you'll know what I mean.
After washing and waxing both, the MB has better a finish and luster than the BMW.
Both are equally dependable. And cost about the same to maintain them.
The sound system is far superior in the MB.
Overall, I think the MB is a better car. The BMW comes close and I would rather it over a Japanese car, but the MB is still king.
2001 Mercedes C320
2001 BMW 325i
1975 Dodge B200 w/ slant six
1960 Ford Ranchero