There are no other full-hybrid, full-size luxury sedans on the market, though the closest is the mild-hybrid BMW ActiveHybrid 7 model, the quickest V-8 model in its 7-Series line.
Audi's low-volume W-12 top-end A8 and the V-12 version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class get worse gas mileage, but come with the smoothness of their many cylinders and bragging rights to the finest German engineering.
In a similar vein, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur uses a similar W-12 to the Audi's, in a four-door sedan body that prioritizes British leather and wood for the A8's high-tech touches.
All of these cars are meatier and more substantial from behind the wheel than the Lexus LS hybrid, and we doubt that their owners much care about fuel efficiency.
Which leaves the Lexus LS 600h L in a class of one, really.
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|2012 Lexus LS 600h LBrowse Used Listings||2012 Audi A8 LBrowse Used Listings||2012 BMW 7-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings||2012 Bentley Continental Flying SpurBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Electric V8||Gas V8||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas/Electric V6||Turbocharged Gas/Ethanol W12|
|Mid-Size||Large Cars||Large||Large||Midsize Cars|
|4-Door Sedan Hybrid||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan 740i RWD||4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD||4-Door Sedan|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|4-Door Sedan||Sedan||4-Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2012 Lexus LS 600h L vs. 2012 Audi A8 L||2012 Lexus LS 600h L vs. 2012 BMW 7-Series||2012 Lexus LS 600h L vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class||2012 Lexus LS 600h L vs. 2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur|