2010 BMW 7-Series vs. Its Competition

2010 BMW 7-Series 4-door Sedan 750Li RWD Side Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The BMW 7-Series is smart to pick its fights mostly with the Mercedes S-Class and Audi A8.

Today's S-Class looks imposing, but doesn't quite have its styling act honed.

Its AMG-gone-wild editions one-up the BMW's lightly done Alpina edition.

The next Audi A8 gains some distinction, but we have serious reservations about its Palm Pilot-like controller for audio and navigation.

The Jaguar XJ is the sexy alternative, radically removed from its stuffy past with an aero body, a swinging new interior, and amazing backseat room.

Remove the backseat, make it even more gorgeous and expensive, and you have the utterly fantastic but impractical Aston Martin Rapide.

Want tire-smoking performance and backseat space, but don't care much about aesthetic perfection? The Porsche Panamera hits all those notes, with a 0-60 mph time of about 3.3 seconds for Turbo models.

2010 BMW 7-Series 4-door Sedan 750Li RWD Side Exterior View2010 BMW 7-Series
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2011 Audi A8 L 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View2011 Audi A8
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2011 Jaguar XJ2011 Jaguar XJ
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2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class 4-door Sedan 3.5L V6 Hybrid RWD Angular Front Exterior View2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2010 Porsche Panamera2010 Porsche Panamera
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2010 Aston Martin Rapide 4-door Sedan Auto Angular Front Exterior View2010 Aston Martin Rapide
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Quick Specs
9.0
Call us converts: The latest 2010 BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio.
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Suave styling, an impeccable cabin, innovative cabin tech, and a lean, athletic driving feel earn the 2011 Audi A8 a spot in the top tier.
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The 2011 Jaguar XJ severs ties with its past, and rocks a mod new look that suits its dynamic personality.
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The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes from exclusive to earth-friendly to exotically fast-in just a couple hundred thousand dollars.
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The 2010 Porsche Panamera weds astonishing performance to remarkable interior space, but its styling doesn't quite gel.
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MSRP From     
$82,000$78,050$72,700$87,950$89,800$197,850
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas/Electric V6Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class     
LargeLargeLarge CarLarge Car- TBD -Subcompact
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan 750i RWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD4-Door HB S4-Door Sedan Automatic
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555544
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Hatchback4 Door Sedan
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticPDK AutomaticTouchtronic Automatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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