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Title: BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: VTi-S on November 30, 2003, 12:55:05 PM
the two most sophisticated brand in the world,..  which of the two you prefer and why?
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: Paul on November 30, 2003, 01:46:50 PM
first and foremost, both cars have different targets in mind. mercs always tend to put techhnology, safety, and comort in exchange for driving dynamics and outright performance, while bmw is the opposite. for them, driving dynamics is the target, that's the reason behind it being called a "driver's car". engine performance is important and a more firm suspension setup is made in exchange to comfort.

for me i prefer bmw's more than mercs for the simple reason that bmw's are more enjoyable to drive. though there are merc models that i covet, like the 190e 2.5-16 amg, wich was made to slay the e30 m3, it almost did, but not quite. a good effort still though.
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: EL3MenT0_101 on November 30, 2003, 02:24:10 PM
BMW...driving exp. safety and looks......
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: DTNS on November 30, 2003, 02:38:42 PM
BMW...driving exp. safety and looks......

I don't agree with the looks part with current BMW's. (aka "Bangled Bimmers"  ;D)

anyway, MB for me. I think they have more appeal here in the Phil.
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: EL3MenT0_101 on November 30, 2003, 02:50:48 PM
yeah...well 7 series looks really bad but the new 5 and 3 looks better imo than their benz counterparts...or dahil ba parang for more "mature" or "older" people ang styling ng benz...... ;D
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: El on November 30, 2003, 03:06:13 PM
i like them both ;D

mahal nga lang talaga parts,maintenance, service etcetc. of both cars even for their entry level models (3 series and C class)

i would really love to own the c240 avantgarde and 325 na naka sports package...

if i really had to choose one...i'd pick the merc :D
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: Hero33 on November 30, 2003, 03:12:10 PM
BMW...driving exp. safety and looks......

I don't agree with the looks part with current BMW's. (aka "Bangled Bimmers"  ;D)

anyway, MB for me. I think they have more appeal here in the Phil.

i personally happen to like the "bangled bimmers". Very refreshing in all honesty.

any of you guys ever see bangle's greatest hits, the current bmw 3 series? yes, he designed that!
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: egzbuen on November 30, 2003, 04:19:53 PM
Benz for me ;D

IMHO, if you like to drive with class...go benzo
but if you wanna drive with looks, go wid bimmer...

Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: EK3 Ferio on November 30, 2003, 09:56:01 PM
Love your own. :)

We own a Merc and from a passenger to the driver I love it.

I've also been in a few Bimmers from the 3s to the 7s. Personnaly I still prefer the Mercs.

From the plush comfortable interiors to the detailed exteriors i prefer the Mercs. Though the Bimmers have the edge on the handling the Mercs perform as well as I need them to be. 8)

The Mercedes Benz is my choice. :)
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: jods on November 30, 2003, 10:07:19 PM
mb i think is preferred by matured audience. interior is defintely better than its bmw counterpart. but then if you compare the prices in each class, say MB C Class and the BMW 3 Series, ang layo ng difference. mas mura ang bmw. it goes without saying na best bang for the buck. but then its really hard to compare this two.

in the end, its the preference of the owner. comfort, performance, aesthetics, price? dun na lang magkakatalo ;)
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: -Andrew- on November 30, 2003, 10:17:27 PM
depende sa model. certainly the M class of merc is a car full of problems. pinaka-sakit sa ulo sa mga mercs ito. aside from that, yun line-up nila is solid.

i feel mas safe ang mga merc compared to Beemers. mas agressive yun styling ng bmw eh. mercs most of the time classic yun design na elegant at the same time.

although medyo slump yun merc lately sa quality nila, i think yun cars nila are still outstanding. i would take a c-class over a 3 series anytime, an e-class avantgarde over a 530d anytime, and it's a toss up between the 7 series and the s-class.

of course may maybach pa ang benz na walang pantapat ang bmw. :)

but then again may x5 ang bmw that is WAY WAY better than the ML series of merc.

overall....i will have to choose Merc.
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: kris on November 30, 2003, 11:03:38 PM


 maganda sana tagala un bmw lalo na un 740i at so called james bond's 750i( ive seen a couple of times sa kalye) pero mas oks parin un benz kc dami edition like the new s type( if im not mistaken un s 280 at s320) but last nyt when i was driving, side by side ako sa AUTHENTIC "SL 55" AMG 2003 edition sa kalsada!!! wow!! nakakalaway!!!

 ang ganda, and its an AMG dre!!! ;)
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: Billabong on November 30, 2003, 11:23:24 PM
3-series vs C-class... definitely Mercedes.

7-series vs S-class... i like both! ;D
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: GRaMLyTZ on December 01, 2003, 12:40:23 AM

  MB .............. toys for the big boys .

  BMW ........... toys for the young boys .

  I prefer the MB over all in comfort , design , elegance ,performance except the price for the model I really want . Kahit stock na MB SL600 , kahit doon na ako titira sa loob .
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: egzbuen on December 01, 2003, 01:00:43 AM
Benz for me ;D

IMHO, if you like to drive with class...go benzo
but if you wanna drive with looks, go wid bimmer...



so what do u preffer? class or looks?


Benzo for Me!!! ;D
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: smOke on December 01, 2003, 01:12:22 AM
Benz for executive...BMW for me, mean and aggressive...especially the M cars
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: Ernest on December 01, 2003, 01:31:00 AM
Benz for comfort and BMW's for fun spirited driving.

To compare a few stuff (all new models):
3 vs C I'll get the 3
5 vs E I'll get the E
7 vs S I'll get the S

M vs AMG I'll get the M (that's for all of them) although the AMG's are also very good cars.

Older models I'll get the BMW's.  A few exceptions are the classic Benzes like the Mr Slims.  8)

I might be biased though. :)  To each his own I guess.  ;)
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: DTNS on December 01, 2003, 07:18:13 AM

of course may maybach pa ang benz na walang pantapat ang bmw. :)


on the contrary, BMW does have a challenger for the Maybach... it's the new Rolls-Royce Phantom! :)  (although it isn't really a BMW but BMW-engineered... which is a good thing. ;))


anyway, there are some models BMW and MB don't have, so as to complement each other in the market. BMW doesn't have an SL-class challenger (but they will have a CL-class challenger with the upcoming 6-series ;)) while MB doesn't have an X3 challenger. (a niche that BMW finally filled in! :D)
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: < jao > on December 01, 2003, 09:28:58 AM
Hi Guys!

I'd still like to have a Mercedes Benz. I have a W124 300E currently, it has been with us for 12 years now and it still performs well. The looks too did not age too much.

 :)
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: Brent on December 01, 2003, 05:29:19 PM
Actually the quality of Mercedes Benz cars have been degrading a lot in the recent years. That is one of the main reasons why BMW has overtook Mercedes Benz in the premium car segment worldwide.

In fact, Lexus has even captured more market share and customer satisfaction than Mercedes Benz because of this problem. In the most recent JD Power survey, it ranked 26th in quality. It used to be 1st way back until 1993 which slid and improved in 1998. But after 1999 it just went on a nosedive as customers really became unhappy with their Mercs.

Mercedes Benz definitely has a lot of work to do since the ball is now on BMW's hands.
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: kbh on December 01, 2003, 06:10:35 PM
BMW 3 series or Merc c-class = no doubt c-class in terms of style and features... but for the engine i like the 3 series more

5 series or e class = i'd go for the 5 series....

7 or s class =  definately 7 series...

in my opinion it really depends... both of them are great... really depends on the model and preference that your looking for
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: stormrider on December 01, 2003, 07:02:43 PM
3-series vs. C-class:  its a draw!
5-series vs. E-class:  E-CLASS!
7-series vs. S-class:  7-SERIES!
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: -Andrew- on December 01, 2003, 09:17:19 PM
pero ako i'd take a lexus in terms of reliability. :) oh yeah, i wouldnt mind driving a GS430 too hehehehe tulin nun! pero shempre in terms of comfort, mercs padin. may problems nga ang mercs lately eh. and ive read somewhere that they are turning it around with the release of none other than the carbon car $400K SLR.
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: El on December 01, 2003, 10:33:16 PM
3 vs. C is a tough choice lalo na kung parehas top of the line...but i'd have to take C ;D

5 vs. E... i'd take the 5...

7 vs. S... S siguro para majority MB :D
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: jods on December 01, 2003, 10:48:42 PM
another thing...
   here in the Phil, the service and/or maintenance of MBs suck >:( If im not mistaken, limited lang ang maintenance shop. I think CATS lang yung main? ???Unlike the BMW where the service centers are pretty impressive.
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: mike727 on December 01, 2003, 10:52:07 PM
pati nga cats pangit ang service e  :(
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: El on December 01, 2003, 11:08:54 PM
ot na:


i agree... terrible talaga after sales ng benz dito!!!
:-X :o ::) >:(

btw...aside from cats there is commercial motors...
1. equally as bad if not worse
2. their showroom/service area is in pasig...looban!!!!  not even close to the valle area sana...not a very strategic place to put a benz showroom but somehow there is one there... and it is very outdated! palagay ko 80s pa yun or even older..di na in tune with the times!
3. sometimes i think/feel that the people in benz dont know what their talking about or doing:o

i have not experienced bmw here but i guess wala nang mas lalala pa sa cats and commercial motors di ba... i also like their showroom along libis compared to commercial motors...

but sa ngayon na sila lang talaga ang nakakaalam..i guess i dont have much of a choice but to fully trust them di ba? :-\
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: stormrider on December 02, 2003, 12:49:06 AM
Doesn't Europhil in Makati still service MB?
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: prodriveone on December 02, 2003, 05:29:35 AM
MB SL55 amg, The most powerful production model Mercedes-Benz has ever built, this is the best 2 door convertible.  The MB E55 amg, Quickest production sedan in the market with 469-hp, the M5 has only 391 hp.  But i prefer the new BMW 5 series on the design though.  

3 vs. e class - i'll take the 3 series
5 vs. e class - i'll take the 5 series
7 vs. s class - i'll take the 7 series
M vs AMG - i'll take the SL55 amg and the E55 amg, i think amg has the edge this time.  
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: smOke on December 02, 2003, 06:58:53 AM
7 series..advance features sa interior...pansin ko lang sa MB madalas na auto nila supercharged engines not like the M cars, N/A tuning lang..btw ironic nga coz most of them are limited to 155mph...tangalin ang speed governor!
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: BlackBootaé on December 02, 2003, 12:30:24 PM
benz for me.

napansin niyo ba sa mga rap/hiphop mtvs or sa mtv cribs na walang bimmers na oto ang mga rappers?  not sure of the reason though...pero i think mas bigshot ang dating ng benz.
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: stretch on December 02, 2003, 03:19:15 PM
benz for me.

...pero i think mas bigshot ang dating ng benz.

ah ganon ha?  ;D  ;D  ;D

for me, if i can have both, then why not?  :D but if i were to drive one, i'd pick the bimmer. pero kung passenger ako, i'd go for the merc.
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: VTi-S on December 02, 2003, 03:45:29 PM
benz for me.

...pero i think mas bigshot ang dating ng benz.

ah ganon ha?  ;D  ;D  ;D

for me, if i can have both, then why not?  :D but if i were to drive one, i'd pick the bimmer. pero kung passenger ako, i'd go for the merc.

for short,... mercedes-benz for passenger, and bmw for driver.... heheh... anyway,.. today... mercedes is changing its image... it's goin more sporty now than before...
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: Ernest on December 02, 2003, 07:54:54 PM
MB SL55 amg, The most powerful production model Mercedes-Benz has ever built, this is the best 2 door convertible.  The MB E55 amg, Quickest production sedan in the market with 469-hp, the M5 has only 391 hp.  But i prefer the new BMW 5 series on the design though.  

3 vs. e class - i'll take the 3 series
5 vs. e class - i'll take the 5 series
7 vs. s class - i'll take the 7 series
M vs AMG - i'll take the SL55 amg and the E55 amg, i think amg has the edge this time.  

But you should wait for the next generation of M cars.  :)  Besides, almost if not all AMG cars are automatics. :)  If it's performance is what you are after manual transmissions are the only way to go!  M cars are manual. :)
Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: johnqpublic318 on December 02, 2003, 10:16:34 PM
It really depends on what models you're comparing...

The current 469hp E55 AMG does 0-60 in 4.5 and clips the quarter in 12.5secs.  For roughly $75,000, those numbers will beat the better handling but slightly more expensive M5.   However, the new V10 M5 with an estimated 500hp is just a year away...

Title: Re:BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: smOke on December 02, 2003, 10:56:23 PM
ye coz it's supercharged engine...
Title: Re: BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: remberto on August 09, 2018, 12:14:14 PM
I had both brands and I noticed BMW are more fun to drive probably the reason why you see more bad drivers in BMW. Now I noticed the new Audi drivers are worst.
Maintenance is another story though, BMW parts are not readily available all the time compared to mercedes which has more grey market parts suppliers.
Another thing is indi german car (mercedes)  mechanics will not fix BMW while BMW mechanics will fix mercedes - a big disadvantage!
Title: Re: BMW vs Mercedes-Benz
Post by: remberto on August 09, 2018, 12:24:04 PM
"The current 469hp E55 AMG does 0-60 in 4.5 and clips the quarter in 12.5secs." ;D ;D 

Can you do that at EDSA?  lol!!!!