BMW 6-Series GC takes on the rivals
The days of the traditional boxy saloon are numbered. Meet the new breed of more-door supercoupe
Posted: 07 Aug 2012
Mercedes, despite its reputation for po-faced functionalism in ergonomics, has made some mistakes. The silver switches and silver dials have bluish silver backlit markings so are unreadable unless it's very bright or very dark outside. And the matrix screen in the middle of the CLS speedo is pathetically small against the wonderfully big and well-used one between the Audi's speedo and tach.
If you need five seats, the CLS rules itself out. Want a hatch for bulky loads? Get the Audi. But the others provide folding seats too. For rear space, the Mercedes' two occupants do best. The Audi is good for legroom, but the heads of the tall will brush the ceiling. The BMW is shortest of rear foot space.