2020 BMW 7-Series vs. Its Competition

2020 BMW 7-Series
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The BMW 7-Series is most often compared to the Mercedes-Benz S Class and Audi A8, which both offer their view of stately luxury.

The S-Class has a timeless style and attractive shape that’s more expressive than the 7-Series.

The Lexus LS and Jaguar XJ are on the outside looking in: Both offer impressive tech and refinement, but lack brand cachet.

The A8 is loaded with more tech, and newer, but doesn’t offer a wide menu of powertrains—for now.

The Porsche Panamera is the enthusiast pick; top trims offer more speed, power, and performance.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2020 BMW 7-Series has a much bigger grille, but behind it is a posh, powerful, thirsty luxury sedan that’s loaded with tech.
7.2
The 2020 Audi A8 is a futuristic flagship that raises the bar with its high-tech features.
7.0
The 2020 Lexus LS is a throwback cruiser with edgy, space-age looks, though the hybrid version is unbeatable as a road-tripper.
7.0
The 2019 Jaguar XJ echoes British luxury sedans of yore, with big supercharged engines, a somewhat gaudy interior, and loads of elegant style.
MSRP From     
$86,450N/A$75,450$94,250$87,200$75,700
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
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Style Name     
740i Sedan4.0 TFSILS 500 RWDS 450 SedanRWDXJ R-Sport RWD
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Passenger Capacity     
555545
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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