2008 BMW 7-Series vs. Its Competition

2008 BMW 7-Series 750i
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Look at these competitors--there's not a slacker among them.

These are expensive vehicles that all promise some mix of luxury and performance.

It is this fluid balance that you must be able to understand before you make your purchase decision.

If you value luxury over performance, the Mercedes-Benz models will be for you, although the CLS is more engaging than the larger S-Class.

The Lexus LS 460 is also a luxurious isolation chamber of sorts.

However, the all-aluminum Audi A8 L and the Jaguar XJ are cars that encourage their pilots to be involved and happy drivers, just like the 7-Series does.

2008 BMW 7-Series 750i2008 BMW 7-SeriesBrowse Used Listings2008 Audi A8 L 4.2L2008 Audi A8 LBrowse Used Listings2008 Lexus LS 460 LWB2008 Lexus LS 460Browse Used Listings2008 Mercedes Benz S Class 5.5L V8 RWD2008 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
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Controversially styled, the 2008 BMW 7-Series still performs like a smaller sedan and carries rear passengers with ease.
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The 2008 Lexus LS 460 is a little lacking in personality and presence, so it’s a good choice for those who want top technology and comforts without attracting undue attention.
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Hark! The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is loaded with top safety and comfort-oriented technologies and is one of the best luxury sedans in the world.
MSRP From   
$76,800$74,690$62,900$86,700
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
LargeLargeMid-SizeLarge
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan 750i4-Door Sedan 4.2L4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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