Compare 2008 BMW 7-Series vs 2009 Lexus LS

2008 BMW 7-Series
2009 Lexus LS
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4-Door Sedan 750Li
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li 17 25 $73,510 $79,900
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i 17 25 $70,655 $76,800
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 760Li 14 22 $114,170 $124,100
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 15 23 $105,800 $115,000
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS 460 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $59,941 $67,350
LS 460 4-Door Sedan LWB AWD 16 23 $68,760 $77,260
LS 460 4-Door Sedan LWB RWD 16 24 $65,623 $73,735
LS 460 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $56,803 $63,825
LS 600h L 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 20 22 $94,370 $106,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,510
$59,941
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,900
$67,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1332 / month
$1123 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Controversially styled, the 2008 BMW 7-Series still performs like a smaller sedan and carries rear passengers with ease. 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
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
43.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.0 103.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
203.9 198.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
123.2 116.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 1.18 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)
13.6 x 0.94 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)
23.3 22.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1 11.6-16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.07 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P235/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P235/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P235/50R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4553 4244
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.8L/293 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
360 @ 6300 380 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI/DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
360 @ 3400 367 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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)
3.38 2.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.60
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Lexus LS 460
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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