MT sponsored a giant rumble pitting the high-priced tarmac barges from BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, Volkswagen, Audi and Lexus against each other. I'll just save you the trouble of sifting through 22 pages of superlux description by getting to the point. The BMW 7-Series ties for last place with the Jaguar Vanden Plas. Isn't that what you all came here to see? To witness firsthand your mockery of the over-teched Bangle-butted 7 articulated by a well-respected automotive publication? I hope you're satisfied. The Mercedes-Benz S430 takes a disappointing fourth, and the VW Phaeton V8 a surprising third. Lexus' LS 430 cruising machine nabs second, and Audi's A8 L nails first with an array of amazing sporting qualities in a long, thick, hefty body.