Mercedes still has one thing better than Audi and BMW. Reliability. They are near the top, rated higher than Honda, Acura, etc. That is fantastic.
Originally Posted by solstice
Mercedes has ended up being squeezed by BMW and Audi. I think they need to go back to their core values. Each car must be absolutely solid, like carved from one block. There should not be anything that doesn't feel like it will last forever and the cars need to be super quite and comfortable but still firm. The design should be one of timeless class and luxury. Currently they seem a bit lost with half-@ss attempts trying to be modern and sporty to entice buyers like myself who still wouldn't think of buying one. It's a strong brand with proud history and many great inventions, lets hope they get back on track.
MB is slowly going back to their solid, bank vault-like build quality, after their 2000s quality issues.
The CLS is a gorgeous car and the S Class is still the benchmark in the class. MB is doing pretty well, but are struggling to keep up with the likes of BMW and Audi, in terms of technology, innovation, etc
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