Last post on Mar 27, 2007 at 6:39 AM
You are in the BMW 3-Series
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#1 of 7 BMW 325xi or Mercedes C280 4matic?
Aug 06, 2006 (9:12 pm)
which one is a better AWD car?
Aug 07, 2006 (11:24 am)
on model year. The older XI's don't have a variable torque capabilities. It was a 62/38 split rear/front. The newer xi's have x-drive which provides more flexibility.
I personally would take a BMW over a MB. My BMW experiences have been stellar and the news I hear about MB, especially electronics and parts quality inside, is less than what I'd expect from a brand name like that.
Sep 08, 2006 (7:22 am)
I would highly recommend the 2006 BMW 325xi. I bought one fully loaded. I love it. I am currently living in France. The first real road trip was to take it from Lyon to Normandy. It handled the roads like a pro. The navigation system is a God send. The downside is the I-Drive can be a bit tricky to understand. I am still working at mastering the voice commands. Yes, the car has voice commands. I recommend getting it with Bluetooth technology. The handling, comfort and reliability is outstanding. I would take the BMW over the Mercedes Benz anyday.
#4 of 7 Re: BMW 325xi or Mercedes C280 4matic? [kt9]
Sep 08, 2006 (7:23 am)
I recommend going with the BMW. You will not go wrong.
#5 of 7 Opposing point of view
Mar 02, 2007 (7:57 pm)
Old forum, but after nearly a year of driving the MB C280... I test drove both a year ago. I went with the C280 4-Matic. I suppose its true that you can't go wrong with either of them; in that you're comparing 2 great cars within the class you're looking. My decision was based on a couple of factors. First, the MB felt more solid; the BMW felt more sporty. Second, the turning radius is a little tighter on the MB; which provided a slightly more maneuverable feeling for me. Third, the MB is a little narrower, and if you're concerned about mountain driving or in ice and snow, gives a little more room to make some little errors in judgment.