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Old 28th September 2016, 21:34   #121
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Thanks Androdev,

However, 520D M-Sport is way over my initial budget of 40-45 Lakhs! and the way it drove today, I have no qualms in driving it. Did not feel underpowered at all. Everything else is same as the 530D.

Moreover me and my business partner are both buying 1 car each. No way i can buy a 15L more expensive car than him. Both of us are extremely satisfied with what 520D M Sport has to offer.



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Make it large. Seriously, if you wish to keep it for long and your financial future look promising. Assume you'll keep the car for 5 years, you can easily assign a value of 3 Lacs per year to own 530D instead of 520D.

530D is special. You should test drive both of them back to back to see if the difference is justified in your opinion. 520D will do in case you want to stick to the budget.
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Thanks Androdev,

However, 520D M-Sport is way over my initial budget of 40-45 Lakhs! and the way it drove today, I have no qualms in driving it. Did not feel underpowered at all. Everything else is same as the 530D.

Moreover me and my business partner are both buying 1 car each. No way i can buy a 15L more expensive car than him. Both of us are extremely satisfied with what 520D M Sport has to offer.
I think the 520D M-Sport looks amazing and its going to look great even 3-4 years down the line. Go for it! Are dealers offering any discount on the 520D Prestige Plus?

Also wanted to get some more thoughts from you on the comfort levels of the 5 series vs 3GT. Thanks!
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I think the 520D M-Sport looks amazing and its going to look great even 3-4 years down the line. Go for it! Are dealers offering any discount on the 520D Prestige Plus?



Also wanted to get some more thoughts from you on the comfort levels of the 5 series vs 3GT. Thanks!

Discounts on all the 520D models is about the same (~9L)

Only 520i has more discounts.

3GT has more space inside, roomier due to the panoramic sunroof. However 5er feels a class apart when you step inside.

3GT has more engine and road noise, and engine is not that refined. Drive is also not as good as the 5er.

320D drive was better than 3GT.

520D seats are much better, especially if you are a big guy. However, Don't buy it if it will be a family car, as rear passengers will complain a lot. Some features of 520D make it a bit impractical.

Me and my business partner test drove both vehicles, before the drive he was keen on 3GT as that looks fresh on the outside and is considerably cheaper. After the drive the decision was unanimous in favor of the 5er.

However please note that 3GT is still a very good car and all these points I mentioned are relative to what I felt about the 5 series. 3GT has no deal breakers and that's what would appeal most to many people. It's an all-rounder.

1. If you have money and want to make your wife, children, parents etc happy, and you love comfort above all else then buy the Mercedes E250D. That car oozes luxury from all angles.

2. Same as above but want to spend a bit less, buy the 3GT. A great all rounder.

3. However if you live to ride, then buy the 520D or its lesser brother the 320D. Both are fun to ride. 520D is a notch above in 9 outta 10 things vis-a-Vis the 320D.

4. Finally, if your bank balance permits it. ( a whopping 75lakh OTR) Buy the 530D as that wipes the floor in literally every department against all this cars. Except fuel economy, and frankly who cares about that at this price point.
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Discounts on all the 520D models is about the same (~9L)
If you are buying 2 together and on a company name, you can get additional Corporate discounts. I think you can haggle to around 11 lac surely.
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If you are buying 2 together and on a company name, you can get additional Corporate discounts. I think you can haggle to around 11 lac surely.

We haven't started negotiation yet, they have offered themselves 10L discount for each.

Will Negotiate for more and see what we end up getting. Do you think 12L is asking for too much?

I am trying to get rear entertainment package included for free. Which will make it almost identical to the 530D from the inside.
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We haven't started negotiation yet, they have offered themselves 10L discount for each.

Will Negotiate for more and see what we end up getting. Do you think 12L is asking for too much?

I am trying to get rear entertainment package included for free. Which will make it almost identical to the 530D from the inside.
Wondering if you ended up buying a car and what deal you were able to secure?
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