The safety features of a car are an important consideration for me.
I decided to look into BMW, Audi and Mercedes.
Currently, BMW does not offer a car that competes in this class (perhaps the 5 series Gran Turismo?)
I was able to test drive the M-B CLS 4matic and the Audi A7.
Audi did seem to have a sportier feel to it.
Both cars have a wide array of technology and safety features, but M-B believes in taking a more pro-active role in terms of safety (Active Blind Spot Assist/Active Lane-Keeping Assist). The sensual sheet metal, safety features, exclusivity, and twin turbo 4.6L V8 with 4matic sold me on the M-B.
I had no idea that a car could be so interactive, functional, & beautiful.
-Distronic Plus(Radar cruise control-the ability to stop itself and continue when the traffic is clear)
-Driver's Assistance Pkg (Active Blind Spot Assist & Active Lane Keeping Assist)
-4 matic (AWD)
-Engine, powerful yet efficient.
I get close to 30mpg on the highway
-Adjustable Air Suspension
-Voice activated everything (radio, phone, navigation)
-Low production (you don't see them everywhere)
-Parktronic (Active parking assist)
-Automatic self adusting headlights (high beam to low beam when a car approaches)
-The feeling you get when people stop & stare and give the thumbs up!