Originally Posted by UnFacconable
Probably biased because I live in SF and drink the Tesla kool-aid, but can't fathom getting a cls63 or an s-class when you can have a Tesla for same price. Was at MB dealership on Friday dropping my car off for service and decided to check out the new S-class. The cls63 and Tesla have almost identical performance figures (acceleration, braking, skidpad) so they are a pretty close match. Both the S and CLS are nice but don't have the Tesla's wow factor. I should note that I haven't driven the s-class or a cls63 so I am not presenting this as a particularly credible opinion. I would also through the panamera into that group. I'm sure it's a nice car, but wouldn't touch it. What's interesting about Tesla is that they're selling cars to guys who own M5s and Porsches, but they're also selling these things to people who've never had anything nicer than a Prius.
Finally saw a Model S in the wild today, my first thought was mehh..., a minute later a 500 Abarth rolled by and I was like
The sound of an MB V8 is reason enough to get one.