2009 BMW 7-Series vs. Its Competition

2009 BMW 7-Series

The BMW 7-Series has long duked it out with the Mercedes S-Class for Germany's top honors.

The current S-Class is less visually appealing than this new Bimmer, though the S-Class does come in AMG-gone-wild editions.

The Audi A8 is an aluminum-framed car with more conservative looks but a surprisingly nimble feel; it's offered in short- and long-wheelbase versions, as are the Jaguar XJ and Lexus LS.

The Lexus LS 460 also gets a long-wheelbase hybrid companion, the LS 600h.

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Quick Specs
9.0
A less radical shape does wonders for the 2009 BMW 7-Series' appeal, though the dense layers of electronics require some patience and practice.
8.4
The 2009 Audi A8 and A8 L are nimble, refined luxury sedans that still stand out from the crowd.
8.4
For those who want top technology and comforts without attracting undue attention, the 2009 Lexus 460 is a good choice.
8.8
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the best vehicles in the world—but you’ll pay for it.
MSRP From   
$80,300$74,050$63,825$89,350
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Twin-Turbocharged Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
LargeLargeMid-SizeLarge
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan 750i4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan RWD4-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   
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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