Date registered: Nov 2007
Vehicle: Supra Turbo, Maxima 6Spd, E500
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I was thinking this was going to be a "hate on BMW" thread. ITs actually filled with informative, sometimes unbiased, educated info. And that says a great deal about the owners here.
I just bought my first MB last month - '05 E500. It truly is a world-class car. I also drove my first BMW last week - my cousin's '07 530xi. One cannot compare the BMW's 6cyl. engine to my V8 5.0, but I will say the MB is more classier/luxurious. That's all the exp. I've had with both cars.
I can say that I now understand why general consensus is that BMW is the "ultimate driving machine", while MB is ultra-luxurious. I also admire MB engines and their fantastic low-end torque.
IMO, if AMG and the E-class had manual transmission equipped cars, they probably would become the new "ultimate driving machine", but MB would never do that - different clientele. Just my .02