The car that commands respect
September 4, 2017
This car is designed for the person who likes to spend, show off confidence, and radiate success. It's more of a status symbol, but at a price that isn't actually prohibitively expensive. When you buy this car, you are not concerned that much about reliability or resale value or things like that. This car was designed to be enjoyed and was designed to provide a superb driving experience. And it does deliver. When you switch the transmission to SPORT mode, it outruns the competition. Neither the S-500 nor the the Lexus can keep up with it. It has both elegance and class and pumps adrenaline. This is literally the flagship model of BMW (outshined only by the i-8). But if reliability is big on your list, then buy a Lexus. BMWs were built for performance, not reliability per se. This is a German car, and German cars are notorious for having expensive parts. So the BMW 7 Series is a car you must care for and treat it very well. garage it, do the maintenance services on time, park in the pack of the parking lot, etc. In return, it delivers beauty and performance and tells the world you're on top of your game. How should I put it, it's like 'Trinity' in The Matrix. You have to treat it like a lady, but you will fall in love with it. This is not a LandCruiser where you can run it off a cliff and it still outlives you. When you drive a 7-series, youre basically telling the world "Move aside, I'm doing extraordinarily well in life". Also, there does seem to be an age thing going on with S class vs the 7 series. The BMW is more energetic and fits rising stars and the Top-gun profile. The Mercedes is on the other hand, attracted to business and exec types that are already well established. I chose the BMW because it had way more options for the price than the other 2 competitors, and also because it drives like a beast on the freeway while seamlessly maintaining class and elegance.