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Germany's leading car magazine, Auto Zeitung has just done an interesting comparison test with the new Audi A8 4.2, facelifted Mercedes-Benz S500, and new BMW 745i. In an intersting twist of events, they rated the handling characteristics of the 745i lowest in comparison to the other cars.<p>They felt that the A8 was the best handling while the 745i offered the most quite and comfortable ride. All of the cars in the test had 18-inch wheels including the 745i. <p>The BMW engine was rated as the best as it was the most powerful and was the most fuel efficient at the same time. Audi's MMI system was highly praised beating out COMAND from Mercedes, with i-Drive coming in last place. The Mercedes-Benz had the best rear seats for people that have chauffeurs. <p>The 745i only beat out the S500 by 3 points, based on its superior engine, but the A8 easily came in first place.<p>The results of the test were:<p>1. Audi A8 4.2 3759 Points<br>2. BMW 745i 3727 Points<br>3. Mercedes-Benz S500 3724 Points<p><IMG SRC="http://members.roadfly.com/pzeissig/az46_cover_gross.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>-Drew
 

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Re: A8 4.2, 745i, S500 Comparison Test! ([email protected])

I'm sorry, from what I've read about that new 7-Series, I would never pay for one. I like my buttons and controls simple and accessible. I would hate using one knob to scroll through menus for everything and having a manumatic that will only let you manually downshift.
 

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Re: A8 4.2, 745i, S500 Comparison Test! (anony00gt)

It's no secret that I'm also a huge Audiphile. GO AUDI. Seriously, of the three, the A8 is the best looking product. We'll see, I've driven none of them thus far, but I'm wit them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: A8 4.2, 745i, S500 Comparison Test! (FMonk)

if I'm going to drop that kind of money, i want it to look more bmw/mercedes than vw
 

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Re: A8 4.2, 745i, S500 Comparison Test! (Gotballs)

<b><BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Nothing can beat the big body benz personally... Why didnt they run the S600, instead of the 500?????<p>Spencer<HR></BLOCKQUOTE></b><p>They wanted to make things fair and equal. The S600 compares with the 760il and the A8 W12, which are not out yet.<p>-Drew
 
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