Compare 2012 BMW 7-Series vs 2012 Hyundai Equus vs 2012 Lexus LS 460

2012 BMW 7-Series
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2012 Hyundai Equus
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2012 Lexus LS 460
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4-Door Sedan RWD 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 17 25 $65,320 $71,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 17 25 $69,460 $75,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 15 22 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 14 20 $80,315 $87,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 14 22 $81,145 $88,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 14 20 $83,905 $91,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i ActiveHybrid 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li ActiveHybrid 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 SWB 14 22 $112,790 $122,600
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive 14 20 $115,550 $125,600
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 LWB 14 22 $116,380 $126,500
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive 14 20 $119,140 $129,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 19 $126,315 $137,300
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4-Door Sedan Signature
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Signature 16 24 $55,134 $59,000
4-Door Sedan Ultimate 16 24 $61,644 $66,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $62,219 $67,630
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $64,339 $69,935
4-Door Sedan RWD L 16 24 $67,323 $73,175
4-Door Sedan AWD L 16 23 $69,443 $75,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,320
$55,134
$62,219
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$71,000
$59,000
$67,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1183 / month
$983 / month
$1127 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 BMW 7-Series is the Bavarian automaker's flagship model, and it cleverly wraps vast interior space, industry-leading tech, and the expected BMW fleet-footedness. The 2012 Hyundai Equus sounds like a warning shot--not literally, of course--over the bow of Lexus and Infiniti. The 2012 Lexus LS sedans combine executive-class interior appointments and long-haul comfort with noteworthy tech features; but driving enjoyment is missing.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Cars Midsize cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.0 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 45.1 43.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 38.9 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 38.7 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.1 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106 109.3 103.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.1 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 64.1 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 119.9 116.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 74.4 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.8 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 203.1 199.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.7 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 16.7 18.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.94 12.4 x 0.8 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x 1.42 13.6 x 1.2 13.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 20.3 22.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Electro-Hydraulic Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 15.5 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.6 35.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P275/40R19 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P245/45R19 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/80R18 P235/50R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4101 4449-4555 4244
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 9.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
332 @ 1500-4500 376 @ 5000 367 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 5.0L/307 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
326 @ 5800 429 @ 6400 380 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.467 2.17
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.571 0.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.473 2.72
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.538 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.177 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.831 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.652 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.795 4.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.613 1.86
Trans Type
6 8 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.000 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Hyundai Equus Lexus LS 460
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Air w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Air w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Integral-V Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.8 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 3

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