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2016 BMW 750i Takes on Mercedes S550 in All-Out Luxury Battle

The competition between the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series has been polarizing people for several decades. Let's check out what Motor Trend have to say about the 2016 BMW 750i xDrive and its S550 4Matic rival.
2016 BMW 750i Takes on Mercedes S550 in All-Out Luxury Battle 6 photos
2016 BMW 750i Takes on Mercedes S550 in All-Out Luxury Battle2016 BMW 750i Takes on Mercedes S550 in All-Out Luxury Battle2016 BMW 750i Takes on Mercedes S550 in All-Out Luxury Battle2016 BMW 750i Takes on Mercedes S550 in All-Out Luxury Battle2016 BMW 750i Takes on Mercedes S550 in All-Out Luxury Battle
We've been waiting for another Head 2 Head episode for several weeks. What's the matter guys, have you run out of post-production money? Anyway, every comparison should start with a drag race.

The 750i and S550 have nearly identical power and torque figures, plus they both feature AWD. Yet despite this, the one with the BMW badge is faster. The MT editors put this down to the nannies, but we think it could also be the tires or the fact that press cars sometimes have secret mods.

There's a huge age gap between the Mercedes, which came out in 2014, and this 2016 BMW. In that time, the 7 Series was developed with carbon fiber reinforced components and had its cabin decked to S-Class levels of quality.

But picking a winner regarding looks or quality is down mostly to personal choice. Most car reviewers have the mind of a 10-year old. However, the real customers are either very old or badge snob celebrities.

Right after the guys have a giggle about the gesture controls in the BMW 7 Series, they make a serious point about the carbon core. Yes, it's there to help save weight, but the 750i is only 80 pounds lighter than its rival.

That's ridiculous! We've always said weight savings are only happening on paper. No modern car has lost a dramatic chunk since the current Range Rover series. I mean, they could have just used aluminum and missed a couple of speakers for an 80-pound reduction.

From dogs used as headrests to hockey sticks in BMW design language, it's a pretty fun episode that's worth watching, even if you aren't a fan of these overpriced flagship German cars.

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