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      02-03-2016, 09:39 AM   #1
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Sorry if this was posted before I didnt see it. Sometimes I take CNET's car reviews with a grain of salt, but I do like Brian.

This review was pretty good, spoiler they picked the 7 in the end, basically for many of the reasons that I am most likely getting the new 7 (unless the next version of the 6 Gran Coupe blows me away).

http://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/sh...es-vs-s-class/

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      02-03-2016, 11:14 AM   #2
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I actually hadn't seen this, so thanks for posting. Not really a surprising outcome, given they started the review on the track. The BMW (for all it's heft and soft features) is still the better driver's car. The Merc is a better car to be "driven in".

Can't wait for my G12 to get here!
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Love the new 7!
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S class interior looks more ricey than elegant. Although the entertainment console looks beautiful, it doesn't seem to connect with the design of AC vents which are horrendous. Rear entertainment control from 7 series win hand down. Again BMW just win for its simply elegant design.
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I do much prefer the S class interior & exterior design more so than the 7...
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Yet again.. how often do people track their 7 series/ S class..
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Yet again.. how often do people track their 7 series/ S class..
Why haven't you tracked your 7 series or s class!?!?
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Yet again.. how often do people track their 7 series/ S class..
It's more about showing off possibilities and responsiveness. The G12 has no business on a race track, but it's nice to know how it'd handle the twists on the open road should I decide to flog it around a bit (as mentioned in the video).
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And No race at end of the Video WTF
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Mercedes spent a lot of time making sure people would wow by looking at internet pictures. BMW spent a lot of time making sure people would wow in person. Huge difference.
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Whenever they show the 7 series from the front i cringe a bit because of the front plate it takes so much away from the car why not go plateless like the benz even if in a state where it is the law i would take the ticket before I let them drill the bumper
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Yet again.. how often do people track their 7 series/ S class..
Could be useful when a king pin is trying to out run DEA, CIA, FBI, Interpol or rival drug lord. I think that was the purpose of the demonstration
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Well, i feel they got this right.
Stripping it all down, it shows the generation gap between these two cars.
The 7 is a modern well balanced car, the MB is classy and luxorious, yet old and heavy beneath all it's glitter.
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Back to the two rivals classic formula...sport vs comfort
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Both are boats, only the 7 a little bit less so.

Benz has more presence. 7 interior and exterior design is very underwhelming for a car that's north or 100k.
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The S550's exclusivity has been diluted since every C class and E class on the street looks about the same but on a smaller scale... Boring IMO.
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Not even a contest, S was and has been always a flagship car in that class. New 7 and direction with most of their models BMW is taking I don't feel it.
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Mercedes spent a lot of time making sure people would wow by looking at internet pictures. BMW spent a lot of time making sure people would wow in person. Huge difference.
Have you had a chance to sit in a new S Class? Good Lawd! I've seen the new 7 series too. It looks like a BMW interior. Not a large departure from what is in their other offerings.
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Mercedes spent a lot of time making sure people would wow by looking at internet pictures. BMW spent a lot of time making sure people would wow in person. Huge difference.
Have you had a chance to sit in a new S Class? Good Lawd! I've seen the new 7 series too. It looks like a BMW interior. Not a large departure from what is in their other offerings.
Granted the s-class is great. Maybe they spent a little more time on interior rather than exterior and performance which makes sense I mean in the grand scheme of things who cares how fast an s class is. But that 7 looks nicer outside IMO and obviously drives better.
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7 is the more sporty one and the S Class is the more comfortable one, glad to see nothing's changed in that department.
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Both are boats, only the 7 a little bit less so.

Benz has more presence. 7 interior and exterior design is very underwhelming for a car that's north or 100k.
saw a 750li M sport side by side with an S550 Amg sport line.. the 7 had more presence.
To each his own - I just think the 7 roofline is a little bit awkward and the kidneys are a bit oversized and don't love the connecting headlights.

I've been a BMW guy my whole life as well, just disappointed the 7 has become increasingly numb over the years.
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