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      07-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #67
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Well I don't like Benz at all but dude to the fact that their bring it over to USA I would get it, so maybe bmw gets the point that many Americans do like special edition cars and are willing to pay the money.
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      07-25-2011, 10:39 PM   #68
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M3 GTS by far... Those fenders on the Benz look like Kragen bolt-ons...
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      07-25-2011, 10:43 PM   #69
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il take the M just because it's an M, and M = the best. But I have to say, that merc looks and sounds amazing
? Seriously? That's your reasoning?
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      07-25-2011, 11:21 PM   #70
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      07-26-2011, 12:13 AM   #71
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M3 GTS doesnt strike me as special looks wise. Looks like an after thought. Benz looks mean, sounds mean, and probably accelerates like a bat out of hell. For those saying Merc looks like an Accord, Merc already had these lines down in 2007. The only thing remotely similar is the rear window kink, and idgaf cause it works with the car.
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      07-26-2011, 12:18 AM   #72
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OK, lest get the facts straight

Can we actually BUY M3 in NA? NO, So Benz wins by default.
Can you seat 2 in the back of M3? Nope. Benz wins in "actual car" category not track build car
Can you get navigation and entertainment in M3? Not in this one. Benz wins again

Looks are subjective, but I will say this. GTS has no unique parts, Black Series does.

Don't get me wrong, I love BMW, recently bought another one and will buy again in future. But GTS is a fail along with 5 series GT and a new 1er.
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      07-26-2011, 12:33 AM   #73
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Im the most hardcore BMW fanatic I know, but I'd buy the merc just for the engine sound. Im not feeling the way it looks though. Not too crazy about the GTS looks either, but id have a normal M3 for everyday sutff and then the BS just to thrash around in.

Why can't BMW make something that sounds that nasty???
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      07-26-2011, 12:53 AM   #74
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      07-26-2011, 01:45 AM   #75
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they are both a huge joke for the price....

give me a porsche gt3rs...thx!
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      07-26-2011, 01:49 AM   #76
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I hate to say this, but the benz does look more aggressive and just all around nicer compared to the gts. That gts spoiler is just....awkward.
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      07-26-2011, 01:51 AM   #77
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they are both a huge joke for the price....

give me a porsche gt3rs...thx!
Oh, of course. Those cars go toe to toe with a with a carrera s, yet they cost as much as a gt3 rs. How stupid.
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      07-26-2011, 02:03 AM   #78
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      07-26-2011, 02:35 AM   #79
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I love my M3, but the GTS just didn't bring enough to the party for the 2x price they asked for it, to me. C63 BS is the first Merc that I really like the look of. I think if I wanted a four seat car in that price range it would be the BS for me!
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      07-26-2011, 04:38 AM   #80
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I like that Mercedes kept its Control Centre inside whereas BMW has lost the iDrive
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      07-26-2011, 04:40 AM   #81
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It is very sad that GTS looks aftermarket and ordinary next to C63 BS. That rear wing of GTS looks awful. And those seats directly taken from Recaro
Motorsport has failed. There is no answer from BMW to C63 BS.
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      07-26-2011, 04:43 AM   #82
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I love my M3, but the GTS just didn't bring enough to the party for the 2x price they asked for it, to me. C63 BS is the first Merc that I really like the look of. I think if I wanted a four seat car in that price range it would be the BS for me!
+1 Exactly my thoughts. And it is very sad.
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      07-26-2011, 07:19 AM   #83
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Hands down the Benz with track package. But I would however wait for the true KING: M3 CSL (E92).
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      07-26-2011, 08:02 AM   #84
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Benz>in looks except the wheels gotta go to the M3
Agreed.

I actually think the black series sounds like crap.
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      07-26-2011, 08:11 AM   #85
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Agreed.

I actually think the black series sounds like crap.
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I've always liked the understated subtle look of BMW as well.
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      07-26-2011, 08:27 AM   #86
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I for one doesnt give a damn about what looks best.
Im more of a form follows function kinda guy.

Merc can produce whatever they want, for me BMW knows the formula nobody else knows or even takes the time to look into.
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I've always liked the understated subtle look of BMW as well.
the best word to describe Merc's styling was used in the Top Gear episode upon release of the e9X M3 and the C 63 AMG. The word was "glitzy" and I believe it was said by James May.

I just will always see Mercs as over-torqued and under-chassis vehicles with very extreme "glitzy" type styling. Not the styling of atrue race fanatic! I mean honestly who makes an engine that can't not even be handled by the chassis underneath?!? The SL 65 AMG is the car I am referring to. This engine was too strong for the chassis but they produced it anyway. That makes a lot of sense! The engine is awesome as far as sounds and straight line performance goes but what else does it really have to offer?!? To each their own. All I am saying is my passion for auto mobiles/ racing will always lie with BMW. BMW FTMFW!
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