2018 BMW 7-Series vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Congratulations to making it to life’s boss battle of luxury sedans: You probably can’t lose.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is heavier on the tech and style than the 7-Series, and it features the wide number of powertrains too.

Comparatively, the XJ is all style (very little tech), but doesn’t have the road chops of the 7-Series.

Porsche’s Panamera is all new and heaps on massive amounts of speed and versatility (in wagon form).

Aston Martin’s Rapide is due for an electric version in 2019, and Audi’s A8 will be completely new by then too.

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Quick Specs
The 2018 BMW 7-Series is a plush ride with plenty of powertrain options and customizable features that places it among the full-size greats.
The 2018 Audi S8 is a speed machine that's the ultimate sleeper. Spot one and stare—it'll likely be gone just as quickly.
The 2018 Jaguar XJ swaddles its occupants in leather, delivers them in style, and offers sporty road manners for a large car due to its lightweight construction.
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.
The 2018 Porsche Panamera is a worthy four-seater for the vaunted Porsche badge.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
740i Sedan3.0 TFSIXJ R-Sport RWDS 450 SedanRWD
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sedanquattro LWB SedanSedanSedanHatchback
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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