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Old 01-13-2007, 11:52 PM
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Having driven the '07 M-Class and now the proud owner of a new '07 4.8i X5, I'd definitely go for the X5. It's a bit hard to compare the ML63 with the 4.8i as the ML63 is the AMG version of the ML while the 4.8i isn't BMW's "M" version or even their "sport" version (like the previous 4.8is). If you are looking for pure HP, you might get it in the ML63, but the driving experience just isn't the same. I've heard BMW is coming out with an "M" or sport version for the new E70 platform; if that is true, wait just a bit and get the X5. The full maintenance alone is a keeper. The maintenance costs on an AMG product could get a bit ugly -- especially if something goes wrong. My brother has a MB vehicle right now and has paid at least $2,000 over the last two years. Needless to say, he can't wait to get out of it and get a BMW.
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