2022 BMW 7-Series vs. Its Competition

2022 BMW 7-Series
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

A new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is here, a momentous occasion certainly studied by rivals since the big Benz has set the stage for luxury sedans for decades.

But wait: what about the electric EQS, the Benz sedan with a big battery and a stunning, sweeping Hyperscreen environment? The Lexus LS isn’t shy about its looks, though its driving experience trends far more toward comfort than performance.

The Porsche Panamera goes in the opposite direction, prioritizing handling and acceleration ahead of interior space.

The Audi A8 is a worthy choice loaded with tech and great road manners, even if its styling may be too subtle for some.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS first drive (EQS 450+)2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS2021 Audi A82021 Audi A8
2021 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo2021 Porsche Panamera
Quick Specs
7.6
The 2022 BMW 7-Series brims with brash front-end style, but we like it better for its elegant interior and its vivacious V-8s.
7.4
The 2022 Lexus LS presents an appealing blend of style, luxury, and above all attention to detail, even if rivals can be more fun to drive.
7.2
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains the luxury benchmark, with the ride, comfort, power, and technology to prove it.
8.0
The EQS injects true luxury into the world of electric vehicles.
7.2
A worthy flagship, the 2021 Audi A8 is thoroughly modern and eminently comfortable.
7.4
The 2021 Porsche Panamera is one of the finest cars money can buy, as it should be for the prices its maker charges.
MSRP From     
$86,800$76,100$111,100$102,310$86,500$87,200
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6ElectricIntercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
740i SedanLS 500 RWDS 500 4MATIC SedanEQS 450+ SedanL 55 TFSI quattroRWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555554
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedan4MATIC SedanSedanquattro LWB SedanHatchback
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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