Comparison Test: 2007 BMW 335i vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz C350
BMW and Mercedes-Benz are separated by about 150 miles and a rivalry as fierce as the one between Coke and Pepsi.
BMW builds the 2007 335i Sedan in the Bavarian city of Munich, while Mercedes-Benz has just released the all-new 2008 C350 Sport from its headquarters in the Swabian city of Stuttgart. Though Mercedes has long had the upper hand in terms of both stature and commercial success in Europe, the BMW 3 Series outsells the Mercedes-Benz C-Class by more than a 2-to-1 margin in the U.S., some 120,180 to 50,187 last year.
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series vs. 2007 BMW M6
If the 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series and 2007 BMW M6 could talk trash, things would get ugly in a hurry.
The big-bore Benz would snort something about its 465 pound-feet of grunt, the kind of power that would leave the Bimmer's flame-surfaced sheet metal in a smoldering pile on the road. The high-strung M6 would make a remark about the Benz's boy-racer fender flares, silly bodywork vents and decidedly uncivilized Exhaust note.
Comparison Test: 2007 BMW 335i vs. 2008 Infiniti G37
After driving the 2007 BMW 335i and 2008 Infiniti G37 Sport, we wonder if the people who built them thought about anything besides going fast.
Between the twin turbochargers nesting on the 335i's inline six-cylinder and the large-displacement V6 that gives the G37 its name, we're waist-deep in a level of engine might that recalls an E46 BMW M3 — and we've scarcely passed the $40,000 price barrier.
2007 BMW M6 Convertible vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
It's not easy to compare the 2007 BMW M6 Convertible and the 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG. The whole idea teeters on the brink of the ridiculous.
How relevant is a comparison of a $108,795 BMW M6 to a $189,375 Mercedes SL? With about a thousand M6 convertibles and less than half as many SL65 AMGs expected to arrive this year, the pool of potential buyers won't get the soles of your feet wet.
Battle of the Bimmers: BMW M3 v BMW 135i v BMW 335i
Before you start sending us flaming e-mails complaining that a comparison between the 2008 Audi S5 and the 2008 BMW M3 Coupe is an obvious mismatch from the get-go, you should know a few things.
Our first full test of the $53,000, all-wheel-drive 2008 Audi S5 was a bit of a revelation. With a 354-horsepower version of Audi's direct-injection 4.2-liter V8 under its hood, the voluptuous Audi S5 ran a 13.3-second quarter-mile at 104 mph, just 0.1 second and 2 mph shy of the 420-hp 2007 Audi RS4 sedan. What's more, the S5's slalom speed is within a couple mph of the harsh-riding RS-spec sedan. "It ran a 13.3? With that kind of speed, who needs a $67,000 RS4?" we asked ourselves.
We believe so strongly in the 2008 Audi S5 that it earned our Inside Line's inaugural Editors' Choice Award.
So we acquired (hastily perhaps) another 2008 Audi S5 and set it against the new 2008 BMW M3 Coupe, a car now fortified with V8 power for the first time. Speed-reading the specifications sheets of these two cars, they seem like natural rivals: the 354-hp, all-wheel-drive 2008 Audi S5 measured against the 414-hp, rear-wheel-drive 2008 BMW M3.
But as it turns out, we gave the 2008 Audi S5 a bigger challenge than we had initially intended.
BMW & Benz Rev Up @ the Track - BMW 750Li and Mercedes S550
BMW VS. MERCEDES TRACK SMACK @ INSIDELINE.COM:
These are the big guns from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Well, not the biggest guns, but with prices near or above the $100,000 range, they're big enough. The BMW 750Li is all-new for 2009 and looking better than ever. Its 400-horsepower twin-turbo V8 makes it the closest thing to a "Motorsport" 7 Series we have ever seen. The Mercedes-Benz S550 is getting a face-lift next year, but the current model has held up well. And with a 382-horsepower V8 of its own, it doesn't give up much to the new BMW.
One look at the track numbers and you'll be amazed what these 2.25-ton sedans can do. From 13-second quarter-mile sprints to 110-foot stops from 60 mph, these two sedans are perfect examples of what can be accomplished when money is no object. Full details after the jump.
BMW 335i (2008) Long-term test
BMW 335i Long-term test - read the full long-term test CAR review here - http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/Search-Results/Long-term-tests/BMW335is-First-Track-Day/
New Mercedes C-Class v Audi A4 v BMW 3 Series group test - Auto Express
Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/grouptests/267349/mercedes_cclass_vs_rivals.html#ixzz1Ly3PgUdG
Welcome to the toughest of three-way fights. The models in this test dominate the compact executive sector, but does the arrival of the revised Mercedes C-Class upset the established order?
The German company has carried out what it's calling a 'comprehensive modernisation' to help the saloon leapfrog the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4. Revised exterior styling, cleaner engines and a better-quality cabin are a few of the changes to have been rolled out, but will they be enough?
G37 Vs. 335i - Infiniti and BMW Face Off At The Track! Pt. 2
The head-to-head battle continues between the new Infiniti G37 and the BMW 335i as the two competitors square off at the Streets of Willow road course. In the previous video, we took you for some hot laps in the G37. Now it's time to test BMW's turbocharged 335i. Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0708_infiniti_g37_bmw_335
Audi A4 3.2 versus Mercedes-Benz C350
A large proportion of the sales of Audi and Mercedes are for the diesel versions, but we choose a large petrol V6 for the A4 and C350. It just sounds better on video;)
Hi-res via: http://www.abhd.nl/video/audi-a4-32-quattro-vs-mercedes-c350-avantgarde/
G37 Vs. 335i - Infiniti and BMW Face Off At The Track! Pt. 1
BMW's legendary 3-series has long been the benchmark for family-minded mid-sized sports coupes. But Infiniti has stepped up with its new G37 with the goal of taking the title. Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0708_infiniti_g37_bmw_335
Mercedes-Benz C 350 - Testdrive -
The all new C 350 avantgarde. A nice powerfull family car for every age! ;-))
V-MAX: 250 km/h (elektr. abger.)
Preis: ca. 55.000 EUR