Compare 2009 BMW 7-Series vs 2009 Lexus LS 460

2009 BMW 7-Series
2009 Lexus LS 460
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4-Door Sedan 750i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 750i 15 22 $73,875 $80,300
4-Door Sedan 750Li 14 21 $77,465 $84,200
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $56,803 $63,825
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $59,941 $67,350
4-Door Sedan RWD LWB 16 24 $65,623 $73,735
4-Door Sedan AWD LWB 16 23 $68,760 $77,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,875
$56,803
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$80,300
$63,825
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1338 / month
$1064 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A less radical shape does wonders for the 2009 BMW 7-Series' appeal, though the dense layers of electronics require some patience and practice. For those who want top technology and comforts without attracting undue attention, the 2009 Lexus 460 is a good choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 58.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106 103.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 198.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 116.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.5 x - TBD - 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 22.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 11.6-16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P235/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA P235/50R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P235/50VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4564 4244
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 5500-6400 380 @ 6400
Engine Type
Twin-Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
DI SFI/DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
450 @ 1800-4500 367 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 4.6L/281
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.60
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Lexus LS 460
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integral-V NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5

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