2018 BMW 6-Series vs. Its Competition

2018 BMW 6-Series
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

At this rarefied level, the BMW 6-Series squares off best against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and the Lexus LC, both of which deliver astounding levels of refinement and performance.

But if you want a little more zest, the Porsche 911 stands by with its now-turbocharged flat-6 engine thrumming alone.

The Maserati GranTurismo is nearly a classic given its age, but it remains as much of a head-turner as anything else in this segment.

And if you're after wind-in-the-face and sunburn-on-the-scalp driving, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class coddles like few vehicles ever have.

2018 BMW 6-Series2018 BMW 6-Series
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2018 Lexus LC5002018 Lexus LC
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S4502018 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive2018 Porsche 911
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2018 Maserati GranTurismo Sport 4.7L Angular Front Exterior View2018 Maserati GranTurismo
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Quick Specs
6.8
One of the ultimate grand-tourers, the BMW 6-Series stands ready to eat up miles, buyers' budgets, and premium unleaded.
7.4
Lexus aims in a completely new direction with its 2018 LC 500 Coupe—and it’s an exciting one.
8.4
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners.
7.6
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class represents the pinnacle of droptop grand touring cruisers. But what does that mean anymore?
7.6
The 2018 Porsche 911 is a superlative sports car that has defied its age. It’s a classic, but performs better than nearly any newcomer to its arena.
MSRP From     
$70,200$92,000$89,900$88,200$91,100$148,850
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsSubcompact CarsLarge CarsTwo-SeatersMinicompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
640i xDrive Gran TurismoLC 500 RWDS 450 SedanSL 450 RoadsterCarrera CoupeSport 4.7L
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
545244
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackCoupeSedanRoadsterCoupeConvertible
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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