Thread: mercedes vs BMW
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:22 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Stankia View Post
I think their philosophy about handling over brute power. Just look at the way they make their engines, MB sticks a 6.2 liter V8 in a C class while Audi and BMW are going for smaller displacement, more efficient engines with forced induction. Also on the technological side, do AMGs still use that crappy 5 speed auto? While Audi and BMW use 7 speed Double Clutch Transmissions.

In Germany MB isn't even seen as the main competitor to BMW. MB is like in a different league, attracting way different customers than Audi and BMW.
In Germany this Summer, the most common car was an e9x 328xi.

Probably has a lot to do with that.
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