I bought the car new when I got an unexpected bonus. I had been looking at BMW 750, but it didn't have 4 wheel drive which I needed. Also looked at the Audi, which was quite nice, but in the end I dec...
I bought the car new when I got an unexpected bonus. I had been looking at BMW 750, but it didn't have 4 wheel drive which I needed. Also looked at the Audi, which was quite nice, but in the end I decided to pay the extra money and get my "dream car". I haven't been disappointed.
Ride, luxury, handling, road noise and comfort are all as good as it gets. It is a little confusing getting used to all the controls, but once set, everything works fine. It handles better than expected for such a large vehicle and the turning radius is very good. The main negatives are the relatively high initial cost. Make sure you have good tires and it will handle really well. The 4 matic is really good as it easily handles snow with any decent set of tires. I recommend using 4 snow tires even with the 4 wheel drive if you live in snow country. The seven speed transmission is just wonderful.
My only regret is that I couldn't afford the s63 upgrade with the turbocharged engine. 385 horsepower is pretty good for most cars, but for this particularly heavy sedan, a little more would have been nice. The new ones are very similar, have turbocharged engines and are up to 425 horsepower which is definitely noticeable, but to save alot of money, get this car. You'll love it.