Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Everything can have logic explanation. While MB makes nice balance in driving comfort - BMW advertise as sporty cars. I just spoke today to our friend who drives BMW 3 series.
When I bought new Michelins for our E class for $140 a piece, she spend $300 a tire for her BMW. Just tire and oil change cost her 2 grands in San Francisco.
Our family E has excellent handling on 18" wheels and 45 mm of rubber, but when I wear out the tires, I doubt I will buy new rubber at $500 very fast, having original wheels.
The difference in ride comfort is pretty noticeable.
Last edited by Kajtek1; 10-24-2012 at 08:14 PM.