Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
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Apples and oranges, and has been discussed countless times. I have owned seven BMW and liked them very much.
IMOP, a BMW is build for a more active drivng style, and will tempt you to drive a bit faster, instead of cruising.
I used to frequently drive from my German hometown to visit friends in Amsterdam / Zandvoort.
On this 324 Mile trip, city center to city center, incl. a border stop, my fastest time was 1 Hr. 58 Min.
While this was a lot of fun, I would do the same trip in my Fathers Mercedes in a more relaxed style, and probably lower pulse.