Last post on Jan 28, 2013 at 5:55 PM
You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ-Series, Lexus LS 460, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Volkswagen Phaeton, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, Sedan
Let's try to define this forum as being limited to luxury performance vehicles where the mainstream version in a typical configuration has an MSRP of at least $60k.
A luxury vehicle with a base price of $59k qualifies because it would typically be bought with some additional equipment, bringing the MSRP over $60k.
Vehicles like the E, 5, A6, M, or GS, even if available in certain versions over $60k, don't qualify because they are cars from companies that have higher end cars in their lineups.
#22598 of 24726 Re: The BMW X6 [dewey]
Dec 28, 2006 (2:57 pm)
I am sooo uninterested in a BMW X6.
That photo looks like BMW's effort to refurbish an old WW2 tank. I wouldn't be caught dead in that. I have yet to find an SUV that I could be enthusiastic about.
The BMW diesel offerings sometime next year could prove to be exciting. I will test drive any or all of them as they come out probably late in 2007. Perhaps the Mercedes Benz Bluetec too. Never drove any kind of diesel before.
#22599 of 24726 Re: The BMW X6 [dewey]
Dec 28, 2006 (2:59 pm)
Wow, that is one UGLY whatever it is.
#22600 of 24726 Re: The BMW X6 [dewey]
Dec 28, 2006 (3:34 pm)
This will be a four door coupe version of the X5 SUV. The X6 will have AWD and a higher seating position than a MB CLS.
That doesn't make any sense. First of all, SUV's technically have 5 doors. Second, there's no such thing as a "coupe-SUV", period. This is an SUV, and an ugly one at that. I'll take the Q7 over this in a heartbeat.
#22601 of 24726 Re: The BMW X6 [dewey]
Dec 28, 2006 (6:54 pm)
They should win a prize for masking. I don't know what they're trying to hide. It will probably come out looking ugly anyway. Here's more of that spectacular masking:
Motor Trend X6 Spy Shots
#22602 of 24726 Re: The BMW X6 [lexusguy]
Dec 28, 2006 (6:59 pm)
"...there's no such thing as a 'coupe-SUV'"
Well if sedans can be coupes with 4 doors, I guess this is BMW "creativity" at work.
(I'll get around to e-mailing you about the Nuvi. Thanks.)
#22603 of 24726 Re: Merc [drfill]
Dec 28, 2006 (11:48 pm)
The S550 certainly isn't an S430, quite the opposite. And the LS460 is no bottom-feeder. Fair enough?
Yep! We finally agree on something.
#22604 of 24726 Re: Struggling??? [hpowders]
Dec 28, 2006 (11:49 pm)
Don't waste your time there Hp.
#22605 of 24726 Re: A few points on the argument [cyclone4]
Dec 28, 2006 (11:51 pm)
Yes, the word "preproduction" appeared once toward the end of the review. I would venture to guess that about 99% of the people reading that review passed right over that word without realizing it. I certainly did and I am sure most people on this forum did as well. I remember when it first came out a couple weeks ago that a lot of folks (if not all) on this forum thought it was a production model.
I don't see how that could be possible. It clearly says "our pre-production model". I saw it right away. I guess you'll be surprised to find out that magazines test pre-production vehicles all the time, without mentioning it. They usually only mention it when something malfunctions or when the performance isn't up to spec.
#22606 of 24726 Re: A few points on the argument [blkhemi]
Dec 28, 2006 (11:58 pm)
Yes, those are the qualities that puts the S-Klasse over its rivals in nearly every market around the world. The Lexus has the ride, but not the body control or high-speed stability/connected feel.
To be fair though I don't think even a Buick bounces that many times now, or do they...lol?
#22607 of 24726 Re: Performance, Excitement and the Parent of Lexus [dewey]
Dec 29, 2006 (12:01 am)
I still wouldn't want the hybrid version though. I'd take the lesser model, say with "only" 300hp.