Poll: Lexus LS 460 or BMW 750i?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Which flagship-caliber luxury sedan would YOU rather drive?

Given a choice between the Lexus LS and BMW 7 Series, do you have a favorite? You should, but if you don’t here’s some background on each of these highly desirable cars.

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.

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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