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2009 BMW 7-Series

2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class

  2009 BMW 7-Series 2009 Mercedes Benz S Class 5.5L V8 RWD
MSRP
$80,300
$89,350
Invoice $73,875 $83,096
MPG
City/Highway
14/22 11/22
Rating
9.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line A less radical shape does wonders for the 2009 BMW 7-Series' appeal, though the dense layers of electronics require some patience and practice. Read Full Review The 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the best vehicles in the world—but you’ll pay for it. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Aesthetically cleaned up
  • Startling V-8 power
  • Surprisingly deft handling
  • Amazing backseat room

Dislikes:

  • iDrive still not a gem, though improved
  • Lots of electronics; like walking into Best Buy
  • shock to the wallet

Likes:

  • Impressively hushed interior
  • Abundant backseat space
  • Maneuvers like a smaller car
  • High-speed road-holding
  • Dynamic multicontour seats are a road-tripper’s dream
  • AMG models are stealth exotics

Dislikes:

  • COMAND interface is still balky
  • Heavier S600 doesn’t handle as well
  • Prohibitive price
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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