• fb_1224815454 avatar Jim Posted: 5/27/2011 11:18am PDT

    There is another distinction wherein the Benz will seat 7 versus 4 in the BMW. In my view the 5GT was a vane attempt to compete with the amazing CLS without simply copying it as others, Aston, Porsche, VW, have done. The R with diesel power or 4WD is a different animal, not a good one, just different. An answer to a question no one asked.

  • David Z Posted: 5/28/2011 12:04am PDT

    I dislike the R, but the GT is not bad. I wouldn't buy one myself, but I don't dislike it. When you see one from the front, you almost can't quite tell what it is - is it a 7, or a 5? This is a good thing. It has a real presence on the road. From the rear, the tail-lights are gorgeous when lit up. Whenever I see one, that's all I focus on. Certain colors don't do it justice. It looks particular good in white, which also probably makes it look a little smaller/leaner. Not a bad looking vehicle at all.