In my view, Mercedes-Benzes are more suitable to our road conditions than are BMWs. BMWs are completely driver-focused cars. They have ultra sharp steering systems with loads of feedback that informs the driver’s palms as to what the front tyres are doing. The ultra stiff suspension systems of BMW cars are tuned more for driving pleasure than for driven pleasure. The low profile tyres also contribute to the relatively hard ride quality of BMWs. To enjoy a BMW, you need to have ultra smooth roads with flowing corners and minimal traffic and most importantly people with loads of traffic sense. These things, I need not say, are unfortunately not found aplenty in our country. When the roads are lined up with anything other than glass like surfaces, Mercedes-Benz cars are what we need. They have a cosseting ride quality that pampers the occupants. That is not to say they handle like boats. Their dynamics is also up there with the best – only that the final bit of effort goes into making the cars more comfortable to ride in.
To put it short, BMWs are “to drive” cars. Mercedes-Benzes are “to be driven in” cars. Then what about Audi?