• truwheels avatar truwheels Posted: 10/25/2012 3:26pm PDT

    Most recently I've owned 3 BMW 5-Series but just bought an A8 instead of the 740i. Preferred the seats and interior of the Audi; didn't like the pig nose of the BMW; hate the cost and poor durability of runflat tires on the BMW; MMI still beats iDrive.

  • fb_1224815454 avatar Jim Posted: 10/22/2012 3:59pm PDT

    It's this simple. I've owned 6 different Mercedes since 1992, including the '06 CLS500 in my garage. Add to that 3 BMWs, the last an '04 Z4 3.0. Last December when in the market for a CUV, I shopped the X3, GLK350 and the Audi Q5. Considering everything, the Q5 2.0T was the clear winner. Competitive in every category with better mpg at a few thousand less comparably equipped and in my view, better styling by far. And, this point, if the CLS goes, an Audi S7 or RS 5 are at the top of my list.