The LS 460 is significantly cheaper than the 7-Series or S-Class.
All-wheel drive is available in the S-Class and comes standard in the A8 but is not available in either the 7-Series or LS 460.
The LS 460 has a straightforward instrument panel layout, without the use of a centralized, screen-driven interface like BMW's iDrive, which some drivers will appreciate.
Each of these competitors has distinct designs inside (and outside) that arguably feel more lavish than the LS 460's simpler, more conservative style.
Additionally, each rival offers high-performance variants, including the S8, the Alpina B7, and the S63 and S63 AMG, which the LS does not have.
And instead of a V-12 flagship, as these three European sedans have, the LS has a gasoline-electric flagship called the LS 600h L.
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|2008 Lexus LSBrowse Used Listings||2008 Audi A8Browse Used Listings||2008 BMW 7-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan 750i||4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4-Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2008 Lexus LS vs. 2008 Audi A8||2008 Lexus LS vs. 2008 BMW 7-Series||2008 Lexus LS vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class|