Compare 2012 Lexus LS 460 vs 2012 BMW 7-Series

2012 Lexus LS 460
2012 BMW 7-Series
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,219
$65,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$67,630
$71,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1127 / month
$1183 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Lexus LS sedans combine executive-class interior appointments and long-haul comfort with noteworthy tech features; but driving enjoyment is missing. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.0 106
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 120.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
199.2 199.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 14.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 14.7 x 1.42
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.6 x 0.94
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.2 21.7
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
P235/50R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4244 4101
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 180
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
367 @ 4100 332 @ 1500-4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
380 @ 6400 326 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.59 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.52
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.17 3.40
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus LS 460 BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4

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