I know this topic has been discussed but couldn't find sole thread about this in search. So EPA made Model S in Large Luxury category based on the space >120ft^3 and the sales figure also shows large luxury that competes against BMW 6,7 Series, and Mercedes CLS, and S Class. Of course, Tesla sales has been fantastic and many angry other brand loyalists seem belittling the car to lower cars su Every other car forums (Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, Audi) people seem to belittle how Model S should compete 5 series, E class. Heck, some even argue Model S competes BMW 3,4 series. Their argument goes with car length and width that Model S is equivalent to 5 series, E class. And some argue Tesla should be compared with C, 3-4 series classes because of poor interior design. If the interior is that important, why not spend more on house furniture? While I agree that design may not be par with S class, I think many people forget the torque and performance that Model S delivers. Even those large luxury sedans are not as quick as Model S90D. And beyond 100mph is stupid because you will for sure get a ticket. To me car is a car, I could care less about interior. And also I think the member "Calisnow" mentioned in his thread how Model S has its own beauty by the spartan design. I too is more attracted to its simple design rather than the rich, superfluous design. Others say the price cannot meet S-class and 7 series because of Tesla starts with 68K, which is significantly higher than 5, E class base price. But who really pays the ICE cars with MSRP? I know majority buyers who get huge discount by haggling. Also it seems many TMC forumers were in the past S-class, 7 series owners and cross shop easily from those to Model S/X. I too considered Audi A7/8, BMW 7, S550, but went with Model S for various reasons. Oh, and I remember how Model S years ago used to compare with Mercedes S550. Remember, the battery swap? I remember the time of puting S-Class gas took longer than the Model S battery swap (altho that is no longer avail). Even Tesla seems to acknowledge it competes the S-class. I made the thread because I hear both kinds of people in TMC that say Model S compete Large luxury sedan and people that say it competes rather midsize 5 series/E class. I want to hear some interesting opinions from here.