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      08-28-2014, 07:44 AM   #1
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Best executive cars review - BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes C-Class vs Audi A4

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Carbuyer just reviewed the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 & the new Mercedes Benz C Class. Comparison of the Big 3 from Germany.

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Thanks for posting. I have been watching for this almost daily.
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      08-28-2014, 05:13 PM   #3
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Silly... they compared a really low cdi model mercedes against the 335d... they should of used a 328 or used the c400 mercedes and an s4.

2 slow slow slow 4 bangers against a 335... of course that drove better lol
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      08-28-2014, 05:13 PM   #4
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I am not wild about Audi. They are complex mechanically and expensive to repair out of warranty. Mercedes currently has the highest customer satisfaction of any car brand in the US. They must be doing something right. However, if my 1'er suddenly disappeared, I probably would not be in the market for any of these models.
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Silly... they compared a really low cdi model mercedes against the 335d... they should of used a 328 or used the c400 mercedes and an s4.

2 slow slow slow 4 bangers against a 335... of course that drove better lol
It was actually the 330d that they compared in this video. The 3 liter diesel engine in that car is in between the 328d and the 335d when it comes to power, performance and fuel economy. Don't ask me what the difference is between the 335d though. All I know is I see all 3 in addition to the 320d and 318d on the roads here in Germany.

I do agree though the A4's base 2.0L TDI is weak when pitted against the the 330d, but they didn't specify if they compared the C250cdi, C300cdi which would be comparable to the 328d and the 330d respectively.

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Rear lamp on the mercedes is hideous.
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Silly... they compared a really low cdi model mercedes against the 335d... they should of used a 328 or used the c400 mercedes and an s4.

2 slow slow slow 4 bangers against a 335... of course that drove better lol
As they pointed out almost immediately, while the cars were in different trim, they were comparing the lines as a whole. Also, that was a 330d (254 HP), not the 335d (309 HP). Similar engine, yes, but slightly down on power. Still a far more powerful unit than the 2.0L diesel in the 320d (181 HP), but they didn't rate the BMW highest because it had the best acceleration, they rated it highest because of a combination of factors, including the fact that it offers the best driver-focused car.
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I like me that Baby S Class Benz...

The W205 is very, very high on my next car list....

Blasphemy I know...But outside of M235i or M3, their aint much under a 6 series that BMW offers that interests me much anymore..
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I was pretty amazed to hear that they prefer the manual in the Audi to the BMW. I absolutely hate Audi manuals with their garbage linkage.
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Is it just me or did those two seem as much into each other as they were reviewing the cars.
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Is it just me or did those two seem as much into each other as they were reviewing the cars.
He loved it when she was squeezing on him in the back.
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There is consistency in the complaints about engine noise and subpar transmission. Not the best review to base anything on but still, 1-0 is not a bad start for the 3er
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that merc interior is stunning.

bmw really skimped out with their interior this generation... hard pressed to see how anything got nicer in the 3 and 4 range from the generations preceding.

that c class interior though... oh my lord.
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that merc interior is stunning.

bmw really skimped out with their interior this generation... hard pressed to see how anything got nicer in the 3 and 4 range from the generations preceding.

that c class interior though... oh my lord.
Its nicer in person. And with sport pack, 18/19" wheels it's sexy outside too...Got my test drive scheduled this weekend..

We'll see. I was enamored with the CLS over the 5 series (e60) till I drove em both back to back too
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The W205 is very, very high on my next car list....

Blasphemy I know...But outside of M235i or M3, their aint much under a 6 series that BMW offers that interests me much anymore..
LOL, I think we are the opposite type of car buyer.

Nothing larger than 3 series interests me (~4600lb for a 650i... WTF ) in the BMW lineup

And the new C class has a nice interior but a lot of weight. If I went MB, it would need to be AMG since the non AMG have nice interiors but low performance.

Hurray for choice eh ?
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I am not wild about Audi. They are complex mechanically and expensive to repair out of warranty.
A local automotive chain has a location near where I work so I get most of my servicing done by them. I was talking to the manager, who has worked at several dealerships, and he said he would not recommend buying a used Audi, because once they are out of warranty, the repair costs add up.
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My god. That interior...
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A local automotive chain has a location near where I work so I get most of my servicing done by them. I was talking to the manager, who has worked at several dealerships, and he said he would not recommend buying a used Audi, because once they are out of warranty, the repair costs add up.
What I wonder, is if this is reflected in residual values, because that is what new buyers care about. I don't know the answer.
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