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BMW is a better car than Mercedes.

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Started: 3/5/2013 Category: Miscellaneous
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hmclain

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BMW is more efficient, reliable, and sporty than Mercedes. Mercedes are more prone to break down than BMW's are. This evidence can be found on any given Mercedes forum on the internet, but ill just post a source below to confirm my accusation. (1.) Mercedes also have a lower gas mileage than BMW's. The source i will use has a very small margin on the issue, but in today's economy every mile to the gallon counts. (2.) Although Mercedes is known for being a luxury car, a recent study has been shown that as of January 3, 2013 BMW has topped luxury sales in the US over Mercedes. (3.)

1.http://mbworld.org...
2.http://www.autoguide.com...
3. http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com...
hmercedes

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"Mercedes essentially invented the internal combustion engine and generally speaking the automobile.

It dates from the 1800s.

BMW arrived in the 1920s and was a very small player up until the 2002 took off in the 1970s. It was more into aircraft engines than cars.

Mercedes makes all kinds of commercial vehicles, trucks, etc. BMW only makes motorcycles in addition to its car lines. Mercedes owns Chrysler; BMW owns Mini. Mercedes is a large corporation with lots of stockholders; BMW is mostly privately owned by the Quandt family.

The biggest thing BMW has going for it in the USA is its dealers and its customers, because besides the fact BMW has more quality problems than Mercedes by far, its customers don't complain as much and its dealers are better at fixing them and therefore the problems are unknown to the majority.

BMW's image is the same worldwide, i.e. the "sporting" alternative to Mercedes.

Mercedes tries to develop a unique image in the USA, i.e. luxury/fashion car. In most of the world it's a taxicab and simply recognized as a conservative, solid car. This results in Mercedes being something of an embarassment to USA owners who understand the technical and quality stuff and probably results in so many Mercedes owners who are clueless.

BMW's racing heritage is very small compared to Mercedes."

Works Cited
"Why Mercedes Benz Is Better than BMW - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum." Benzworldorg MercedesBenz Discussion Forum RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2013.
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