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Old 29-09-2009   #31
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Re: Bimmer or mercedes??

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yeah the tt is rather nice, seen one at silverstone in july and fell in love!

you mentioned your dads problem car, i was just saying about the audi owner we know
i guess i will never know the driving pleasure they can both give, im happy with my gp hehe
Me too with my Punto!Actually , I'd never buy any.Too much money for only one vehicle..
I thought you meant that your friend smoked an M5 with his 3.0TDI A8!!!!!
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Re: Bimmer or mercedes??

hehe, a field, or in my case down a ditch after seeing a m3 go round a sprint course near my house, i was impressed, until the nissan GTR went round

oooo, sorry for the confusion! he probably wishes he could though!!!
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hehe, a field, or in my case down a ditch after seeing a m3 go round a sprint course near my house, i was impressed, until the nissan GTR went round

oooo, sorry for the confusion! he probably wishes he could though!!!
Yeah..God that GTR!!Maybe the word "smoke" is proper for what it does to an M3 or any other Bimmer..(I don't sale BMWs-I just have been loving em since I was 3)
Yeah , sure he does!
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Re: Bimmer or mercedes??

smoke, or annihalate! (excuse my spelling, its late hehe)
its okay, suppose i should vote now lol
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smoke, or annihalate! (excuse my spelling, its late hehe)
its okay, suppose i should vote now lol
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Check this out mates..That's my dream!!If only I could be on the driver's seat one day..
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Merc 190e Cosworth
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The Cosworth is a good car indeed.And it's beautiful too.But...E28 M5.And it's a BMW car.Not a Cosworth one..
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Re: Bimmer or mercedes??

BMW from me.. Mercs always seem poncy... :/


Saying that, I did once see a properly decked Eclass (I think) Which looked MINT!

But Id go BMW.
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Re: Bimmer or mercedes??

Difficult one. Don't know about the modern stuff, but I have 4 Mercs and 2 BM's all from the 80's apart from one being a 328i touring from 97. Really like the engine in that one but my 300TE is more relaxing to drive, guess I'm getting old. Ideally I'd like a 300TE with a BM V8, but as there isn't a tick box for that option ( strange ) I'll go with Fiat only coz My classic Pandas have less rust than any of them.
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BMW any day, unless you're a cabby then a Merc lol. I find Mercs generally too squidgy to have much fun in, BMWs are tighter and more responsive without being uncomfortable. Plus BMW engines are better than Mercedes ones, they last longer and are usually more powerful per litre. Ive had many BMWs and a couple of Mercs so ive had time to compare lol

Plus the number of Mercedes I see with the badges replaced with, shall we say questionable alternatives puts me right off.
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Check this out mates..That's my dream!!If only I could be on the driver's seat one day..YouTube - Nordschleife im Drift (BMW M5 E39)
pfft anyone can drift in the wet. A real pro does it when its bone dry
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Re: Bimmer or mercedes??

Off hand, I can't think of a car that is worse than the ones that preceded it. Even so, my choices would be one of each.

These cars were up against the Jaguar XJ6. The Merc was similar except for one important fact. You could have the option of a 6.9 litre V8.

The BMW 3.0 S and Si were so modern they made the Jag and the Merc seem obsolete overnight. I spent quite a few of hours of my early life in my Uncle's Jag Mk 2, S-Type and BMW 3.0S - no jokes please.

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pfft anyone can drift in the wet. A real pro does it when its bone dry
That's true but with a 400hp rwd car drifting in the dry wouldn't be that difficult if you know how to do it.What impresses me is the car control this guy achieves , which is-I believe,don't know if I'm right- harder to manage in the wet with such a powerful car.Detatching the rear end is easy , but holding it there to complete a perfect drift throughout the turn is difficult and I think it's easier to lose control in the wet..

Your comment reminded me of that stupid show called "will it drift" that steve sutcliffe presents(I totally dislike the guy).The "funniest" episode is the one in which Steve , dressed as an old lady , "manages" to drift a Lambo Murcielago(!!!!!).In the wet!!!!!LOL..
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Re: Bimmer or mercedes??

With the original question, I have to say that Mercedes are now my preference. 5/6 years ago, before they started having a mass restyle to make them look mean I wouldn't have touched with a barge pole!

The OP's comments about BMWs having better engines I don't think is necessarily true. OK, BMW's diesels are better, but I think that the petrols are slowly being outclassed by Mercedes' engines. What are BMW churning out at the moment that has 660bhp with 738lb-ft of torque? That's 150bhp and nearly 350 lb-ft more than the M5!

It's a similar situation with M3 & C Class AMG and the outgoing E Class AMG and M5.

And on the styling front, I have to say I would jump at a new Merc over a new BMW any day! Strictly based on looks of equivalent models - my preference emboldened:
  • 1 Series - A Class (not really comparable as aren't designed to compete but if forced to choose I'd have the 1 Series)
  • 3 Series - C Class
  • 5 Series - New E Class/CLS
  • 6 Series - SL Series
  • X5 - GL/M Class
That all said, I will say that handling on the Merc is not as good as in a BMW. But they are considerably more comfortable and more refined (road noise/ride).

Anyway, just my thoughts of course!
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