The peer set for the BMW 7-Series includes the Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and among this core of three large German sedans, the S-Class remains the current segment leader.
The A8 is a swift, stable performer, with a light lean feel that translates to the driver’s seat.
Perhaps the most attractive vehicle in the segment is the Jaguar XJ, though its a little less functional inside than the 7.
The Porsche Panamera is slightly smaller than the BMW, yet it's significantly faster, especially in Turbo S guise.
Finally, the Aston Martin Rapide carries cachet in a way that's hard to compete with, despite its compromised rear seat.
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|2016 BMW 7-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2016 Audi A8Browse Used Listings||2016 Jaguar XJBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Porsche PanameraBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Large Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars|
|4-Door Sedan 740i RWD||4-Door Sedan 3.0T||4-Door Sedan R-Sport RWD||4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD||4-Door HB|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sedan||quattro LWB Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||Hatchback|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2016 BMW 7-Series vs. 2016 Audi A8||2016 BMW 7-Series vs. 2016 Jaguar XJ||2016 BMW 7-Series vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class||2016 BMW 7-Series vs. 2016 Porsche Panamera|