Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: 1986 560sl, 2001 E320
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I've owned several versions of each. The best BMW I had was an M3, awesome car! Drawback was not much room. Also had 5 series wagon. Another terrific car, though, oddly enough my wife didn't care for it that much.
I've had four MB's: a 450SL, 560SL and two E320s. The 320 is a better passenger hauler than the M3 and the 525 wagon. Not as engaging to drive but a solid, vault-like sedan. The 450 was cool but I wouldn't have driven it cross country. The 560, on the other hand, I've already driven from Washington DC to Mississippi. It's a satisfying car in ways that are hard to quantify.
The truth is they are both quality marquees, it's really up to your preference. As for me, I've got two Mercedes in my garage, an 2001 E320 and the 560SL. I have no plans on getting rid of either any time soon.