Which flagship-caliber luxury sedan would YOU rather drive?
Starting with the LS 460, it features a silky-smooth V8 engine displacing – surprise, surprise – 4.6-liters. It delivers a healthy 386 horsepower along with 367 lb-ft of peak torque. A standard eight-speed automatic transmission routes all that torque to either the rear or all four tires if you opt for all-wheel drive, which is available.
The BMW in this mini-comparison also features a V8 engine, except unlike its rival this unit is unnaturally aspirated. Yes, with twin turbochargers huffing air into its 4.4-liter lungs the 750i is bestowed with 445 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Like the LS, an eight-speed automatic is the only transmission offered.
The Bimmer may have a significant power advantage, but one area where the Lexus has a distinct edge is pricing. It starts off around $73,000, roughly 76 large if you want all-wheel drive. In contrast, the 750i kicks off at more than $95,000! Naturally, the luxury of four-corner traction will set you back another couple grand.
If it’s any consolation you can eschew that big V8 in the Bimmer and instead opt for a turbocharged straight-six. This strategy will save a bit of cash, but it’s still more expensive than the LS. A 740i starts at a princely $82,295.
And with that, which of these large-‘n-lovely sedans to YOU like more? Make sure to vote in our latest poll, but if you can’t decide feel free to compare them side-by-side right here.