My problem with Bimmers has always been the lack of space to store items.
Bimmers are just too small inside. I suppose if you're into handling, acceleration, and outright sporty fun, then a Bimmer's for you.
Mercedes has always been a balance of ride, handling, and quality. In quality, I mean space, and supreme body construction, and excellent reliability.
Unfortunately, Mercedes is trying to attract younger buyers to its brand. Mercedes main focus, lately has been on performance, PERFORMANCE, PERFORMANCE!
I do not care for Bangle's designs myself, though, so I would buy a new Merc instead. At least it looks gorgeous!
1987 300SDL (324000)
1986 Porsche 951 (944 Turbo) (166000)
1978 Porsche 924 (99000)
1996 Nissan Pathfinder R50 (201000)