2011 Lexus
LS 460
vs. 2012 BMW
750Li

2011 Lexus LS 460

10.0

Winner

Lexus LS 460

starting from

$68,005
"Trunk space is generous."
edmunds.com | talking about the LS's storage
"Serene ride."
edmunds.com | talking about the LS's ride quality

Reasons to buy the Lexus LS 460

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Tighter turning radius
35.4 ft
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More gears
8
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Good range in the city
355 miles
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Good range on the highway
533 miles
2012 BMW 750Li

9.6

Runner-up

BMW 750Li

starting from

$90,075

Reasons to buy the BMW 750Li

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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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Very spacious back seats
57.4 ft3
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Paddle shifters
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More speakers
16
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Lexus LS 460 Winner: LS 460
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  • The LS 460's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The LS 460's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Cost 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Lexus LS 460 Winner: LS 460
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  • The best price we've seen is $22,070 cheaper (more than 20% less), $68,005 vs $90,075
  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 16 mpg vs 14 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Lexus LS 460 Winner: LS 460
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  • The LS 460 needs around 20% less space to turn, 35.4 ft vs 41.7 ft
  • The LS 460 has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 8 vs 6
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
  • Child door locks come standard
Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have spacious front seats
  • Both have power outlets
  • People mover
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
Missing information
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both have subpar cornering abilities
Overall 10.0 vs 9.6

Entertainment System

Lexus
LS 460
2011 Lexus LS 460
2012 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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Number of speakers 10 vs 16 The 750Li has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the LS 460 is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The LS 460's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the 750Li does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the 750Li's satellite radio; in the LS 460, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The LS 460 has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Cost

Lexus
LS 460
2011 Lexus LS 460
2012 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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MSRP $68,005 vs $90,075 The LS 460 has a reasonable price, while the 750Li is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 14 mpg The LS 460 has OK city mileage, while the 750Li is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Average lasting basic warranty

Performance

Lexus
LS 460
2011 Lexus LS 460
2012 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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Horsepower 380 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM The 750Li is fairly powerful, but the LS 460 is not far behind
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Number of gears 8 vs 6 The LS 460 has more gears and the 750Li is OK, too
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The 750Li comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the LS 460
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Air compressor None vs Twin turbocharger The 750Li's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 11.4 lb/hp vs 11.6 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.4 ft vs 41.7 ft The LS 460 can make tight turns, but the 750Li takes a little more room to navigate

Safety Features

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LS 460
2011 Lexus LS 460
2012 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system SafetyConnect vs BMW Assist

Practicality

Lexus
LS 460
2011 Lexus LS 460
2012 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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Passengers 5 vs 5 People mover
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Highway driving range 533 miles vs 477 miles The LS 460 has good highway range and the 750Li is reasonable
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Cargo space 18.0 ft3 vs 14.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 56.2 ft3 vs 57.7 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Standard The 750Li's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the LS 460
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

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LS 460
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2012 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Lexus
LS 460
2011 Lexus LS 460
2012 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Lexus
LS 460
2011 Lexus LS 460
2012 BMW 750Li BMW
750Li
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0-60 mph 5.4 seconds vs 5.0 seconds The 750Li has a good 0-60 time, but the LS 460 is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 118 ft vs 126 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 14.5 s @ 98 mph vs 14.1 s @ 105 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.8 g vs 0.84 g Both have subpar cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs 155 mph

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Lexus LS 460 2011 Mercedes-Benz S550 LS 460 vs S550
2011 Lexus LS 460 2011 Lexus ES 350 LS 460 vs ES 350
2011 Lexus LS 460 L 2011 Lexus GS 460 LS 460 L vs GS 460
2011 Lexus LS 460 2011 Toyota Avalon LS 460 vs Avalon
2011 Lexus LS 460 2012 Infiniti M56x LS 460 vs M56x
2012 BMW 750i 2011 Mercedes-Benz S550 750i vs S550
2012 BMW 750i 2011 BMW 550i 750i vs 550i
2012 BMW 750Li 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature 750Li vs Equus Signature
2012 BMW 750Li 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost 750Li vs Ghost
2012 BMW 750i 2011 Audi A8 L 4.2 750i vs A8 L 4.2

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Avatar for GRIM6 GRIM6 (7:07 AM, March 01, 2014)
Actually that isn't the " full option " Lexus. Fully equipped will cost around 80k-90k. The BMW is around 130k fully equipped. Both very tasteful vehicles. If your looking for long term ownership then the Lexus would be a better choice hands down. A number of the new twin-turbo BMW 7 series vehicles have issues with the high pressure fuel pump/pressurized fuel delivery system, fuel injectors and spark plugs, causing a rash of drive-ability issues including "no-start", "hard-start", "extended cranking time", "start then stall", "stall while engine is running" and more. I would rather pay less for more quality.
 
kaka (5:28 AM, May 16, 2013)
these informations are rong, because the BMW 750LI always the best, this is not fair because you bring the full option of lexus and the bmw doesnt has any option. you must bring the full option of the bmw 7 series and the full option of the lexus ls.