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Postby jrv » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:41 pm

Robrus1 wrote:Since my first car was a Mercedes, every time I drive a BMW I feel like I'm cheating on a girlfriend or something. I like both car companies a lot, I just can't pick a side.


ROTFL.

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Postby Rory » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:26 pm

BMW M series get alot of attention because they look bad ass and stick out in a crowd of BMWs, you have to realize AMG does the same for MB and in many instances can blow the socks off of an BMW M series. C63 AMG's are no joke M3 murdering machines and if you ever get a chance to play with a MB SLS AMG, well you'll know where the trophy lies. MB are mostly old men cars and i totally get many of the reservations younger guys have with them, but fact of the matter is they are cars you can ride all day and not have a sore ass after. They are miles ahead on tech, even though most of it is completely unnecessary. BMW are amazing drivers cars but really lack the aura of a classy S600 even when you kit out a full 7 series.

Truth be told im waiting for the day when i can afford a Mercedes Mclaren SLR so maybe I am a bit biased, but i cant help but love the look of that car. SLS is my back up plan once all the SLR's are bought up by collectors or trashed by idiots.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:51 pm

Rory wrote:BMW M series get alot of attention because they look bad ass and stick out in a crowd of BMWs, you have to realize AMG does the same for MB and in many instances can blow the socks off of an BMW M series. C63 AMG's are no joke M3 murdering machines and if you ever get a chance to play with a MB SLS AMG, well you'll know where the trophy lies. MB are mostly old men cars and i totally get many of the reservations younger guys have with them, but fact of the matter is they are cars you can ride all day and not have a sore ass after. They are miles ahead on tech, even though most of it is completely unnecessary. BMW are amazing drivers cars but really lack the aura of a classy S600 even when you kit out a full 7 series.

Truth be told im waiting for the day when i can afford a Mercedes Mclaren SLR so maybe I am a bit biased, but i cant help but love the look of that car. SLS is my back up plan once all the SLR's are bought up by collectors or trashed by idiots.



Nice choice.... the SLS are nice cars.

I'm planning on picking up the G63 AMG. I know I know.... it's a 'dumb' car but I love it. Love the tank like look with creature comforts on the inside.

Heard the G65 AMG is even better... the price difference between the G63 and G65 is ???!! Truly strange pricing.
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Postby agp » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:51 pm

Rory wrote:BMW M series get alot of attention because they look bad ass and stick out in a crowd of BMWs, you have to realize AMG does the same for MB and in many instances can blow the socks off of an BMW M series. C63 AMG's are no joke M3 murdering machines and if you ever get a chance to play with a MB SLS AMG, well you'll know where the trophy lies. MB are mostly old men cars and i totally get many of the reservations younger guys have with them, but fact of the matter is they are cars you can ride all day and not have a sore ass after. They are miles ahead on tech, even though most of it is completely unnecessary. BMW are amazing drivers cars but really lack the aura of a classy S600 even when you kit out a full 7 series.

Truth be told im waiting for the day when i can afford a Mercedes Mclaren SLR so maybe I am a bit biased, but i cant help but love the look of that car. SLS is my back up plan once all the SLR's are bought up by collectors or trashed by idiots.


C63 murdering M3? On paper, yes. On pavement, no. Good luck putting the AMG power on the ground without ruining your tires within the first 100 miles. I have driven both, and I must say the M3 is a lot faster, although AMG cars feel faster because... well when you smoke your tires you don't feel safe. Danger = speed. Personally, I don't like BMWs. I prefer Audis and MBs a lot more, but fact of the matter is BMW are great drivers' cars. Better than MB's competitors. Granted, SLS AMG will be better than an M3, but that's because they are not in the same class.

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Postby mdl28 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:13 pm

I have a bmw m3 coupe, out of all my bmw's thru out my car life time. This coupe is the best . My buddy has an audi and a mercedes suv. I much rather be in my beamer any day of the week. Sleeker, better built and reliable.
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Postby amexguy321 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:49 pm

My opinion is BMW all the way. Reason being that I love the design the the ride. I personally drive an z4. I love how it handles and the interior design. Just by adding the M package, BMW does a tremendous job at improving the ride, ie. lowering, body kit, wheels etc. Again, makes it look bad ass. We used to own an ML and several X5s. Sorry to MB fans, the the ML drives like a grand father car compared to the X5 both running a v6.

I agree with the fact that on paper the C kills the m3 on paper, but not on the track. Basically the m3 is glued to the ground in sprints and corners, even with rear wheel drive.

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Postby amexguy321 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:54 pm

@FastSRT8

I know you test drove the M models around the track not too long ago. I dont know how they were configured, but the x6m configured with the 375s and LED package... wow

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Postby Rory » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:55 pm

agp wrote:C63 murdering M3? On paper, yes. On pavement, no. Good luck putting the AMG power on the ground without ruining your tires within the first 100 miles. I have driven both, and I must say the M3 is a lot faster, although AMG cars feel faster because... well when you smoke your tires you don't feel safe. Danger = speed. Personally, I don't like BMWs. I prefer Audis and MBs a lot more, but fact of the matter is BMW are great drivers' cars. Better than MB's competitors. Granted, SLS AMG will be better than an M3, but that's because they are not in the same class.

I would never realistically compare a M3 and an SLS, the fact is, BMW doesnt make anything in its class. M6 or M5 fully tuned maybe, but then if the BMW is still street legal, it would be a trashed track-only ride.

C63 amg black series versus an M3 would be close, yes the MB will burn thru rubber like buggatti but who doesnt like a good smoke show? I've seen both and i would rather have a MB 100% than have a BMW and only be able to use it after a chiropractor.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:25 am

amexguy321 wrote:@FastSRT8

I know you test drove the M models around the track not too long ago. I dont know how they were configured, but the x6m configured with the 375s and LED package... wow


Tried all the M cars outfitted to the T. They drove really nice. When the professional drivers did their hot laps with us in the cars.... OMG.
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Postby luvbullmarkets » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:24 pm

Why no mention of Audi?

They offer good "bang-for-the-buck" when compared to comparably equipped Benz and BMW's.
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