Originally Posted by Saintor
I actually find most of the recent Mercedes (C-Class and S-Class) to be too feminine to my taste.
As for HP, BMW doesn't concede anything but the high-end. The 4.4L bi-turbo is no shame to anything equivalent at Mercedes.
+1, I test drove both and prefer the BMW all the way. I would love to get my hands on the new M5. I don't see that car being too feminine. Besides, you might be talking to a manager who used to work for GM, they love making big engine cars that sucks alot of gas, see where that went? The turbo v-8 gives us drivers the best of both worlds, yet making it practical and everyday driving. That's what I love about the bimmers, they are practical.