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Old 14th December 2005, 09:05   #1
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Default Choice between 7 series or the new S?

I am here in India for a short period of time and want to help my dad decide what to get. he likes both and was keen on the 7 but since the time the new S has been launched even I am confused. I know the new S will have a little edge over the 7 in terms of technology but lets face it in India how much of the technology is even touched...

The only factor for the 7 is..I migt not have to wait and also it will be more exclusive than the S..as soon as the S is launched in India it would be matar muli bhaow..if you know what I mean...so then which one would you pick?
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Old 14th December 2005, 18:08   #2
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Any day a three pointed star for me dude!!
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Old 14th December 2005, 18:30   #3
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If anything can be compared to the new S Class, it will be the next generation of the 7 Series and not the current.

The S Class is an entire generation ahead, and if the reviews are anything to go by....its a giant leap ahead of the Beemer 7, A8 and the like. The Mercedes seems to be the new benchmark for luxo-barges.

You will also have an advantage of a fully established service network with the three pointed star.

Go for the Mercedes.

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Old 14th December 2005, 18:35   #4
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Sigh..some people get to make some such fantastic choices . I would say, get the LS430 instead. The comfort/technology levels are adequate for India. And it would be vastly more reliable than either the S or the 7. But if your dad is keen on a German car, get the S purely because of the better service network.
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Old 14th December 2005, 18:44   #5
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One day, that is one mean C6 you have there! Congratulations on the mean machine! Its a pity you have the beast locked up due to the bad weather! I am sure you are looking forward to the upcomming summer. You will have a blast at the track!

I would recommend the 7 in almost every way, compared to the S. And this is not because I am biased towards BMW's. In fact, I might be trading for a benz myself but thats under the wraps for now!
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Old 14th December 2005, 21:05   #6
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Being an adrent BMW fan I would recommend the 7 series ...as far as a good service network is concerned Navnit Motors is at par with all the latest technologies required to service a BMW
Any luxury car will have its +'s each one scores marginally over the other be it those luxurious,gadgets etc ... What really can distinguish it from the rest is its exclusivity and currently BMW gives just that.

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Old 14th December 2005, 21:14   #7
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If i compare the 7 with the current S class, i would have chosen 7 surely. But the new is just so much advanced than the 7, so for me its the new S atleast till the new 7 series comes.
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its a matter of personal opinion i find merc better but this is a segement where you can compare cars because they are too complex to be commented on by lesser beings like us without having a proper test.
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I definitely don't love the car, but, if I have to recommend one, it'll be the Merc S Class. The reason is simple. Mercedes has a better dealer and service network in India.
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If i had a choice,
it would def. be the new S class. I mean just look at the car, BMW is no where in the picture.
How come no Audi?
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yea mite! the 7 Series is way classier and exclusive compared to a Merc S Class! and even the iDrive system of the BMW is uniquely superb! plus the car looks sooooo hot! it has a grace, an elegance, when a person is sittin inside, he earns respect more than a Merc.
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anyday BMW...
better than Merc
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Old 17th December 2005, 23:36   #13
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Thanks for all the input...i am still sort of confused, but the thing is for the new S I have to wait about good 7 months if not more..also my friend from Dubai told me it sold like hot cakes, but boy people are upset with the issues its having. After speaking with T&T, i found out that it is going to be priced about 4-5 lakhs higher than the current S..which mean you pay more and get an inferior product..thats what scares me..

The 7 had its fare share of problems when it was launched in 2002 and 2003, but since 2004 it has become better and is constantly becoming so..the new 06 7 is very nice..will give a lot more exclusivity than the new S thats for sure..and when you buy a BMW, people know you know cars..as for the latest in technology with the merc, its not a big deal...change the 7 with the new S in 2-3 years when it has sorted out its issues..and then wait for the new 7 and wait till its issues are sorted out...so I am sort of biased to the 7 but who knows what the dicission is..it would hurt to wait..but if we pick the S we might just have to suffer that pain ...lets see how it works out..

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The Bangled 7 anyday.
BMW's have a sporty touch while the Merc's have the 3-pointed star. The name itself plays a major role
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either the A8 or the S I say. New S is way too brilliant.
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