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Old 12-08-2012, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by bmw_or_audi View Post
The 3 defines BMW, but the S defines MB. The 7 is the "big BMW", but the C is the "baby Benz."

While I would pick the 3 over the C every day, I would probably pick the S over the 7 if I were to buy that kind of a car.
I agree and I think that when most people think of a Mercedes they think of an S Class and when they think of a BMW they think of a 3 Series. Based on that Mercedes is generally perceived as a higher end car than BMW. If you are concerned with that kind of stuff you would probably tend to buy an S Class. I bought a 750 after driving both but the S and the 7 are both terrific cars if you are looking for a large luxury sedan. I just got back from Florida where I had a rental C Class for a month. It was a base model and neither my wife or I did not think it drove as well as our 335i. I have never driven a base 3 Series so maybe that was not a fair comparison,


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