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Edmunds tested 2010 Lexus LS 460 Sport vs. 2009 BMW 750i Sport

7-series | December 11th, 2009 by 41
lexus ls vs bmw 750

The folks over at Edmunds took the initiative to test on track the 2009 BMW 750i with Sport Package and its competitor, the 2010 Lexus …

The folks over at Edmunds took the initiative to test on track the 2009 BMW 750i with Sport Package and its competitor, the 2010 Lexus LS 460. Before we let you dive into the article, let’s take a look at the following question:

Does the Lexus have what it takes to hang with the Bimmer through the slalom?

Well, let’s take a look at some of the facts reported by Edmunds.

2009 BMW 750i

Acceleration Comments: Very little technique to improve acceleration times. Doesn’t really respond to brake torque… just wood it and go. “ECT Power” mode does little to improve times, either. Shifts in “D” come at redline. Minimal wheelspin.

Edmunds tested 2010 Lexus LS 460 Sport vs. 2009 BMW 750i Sport

Braking Comments: Brake response feels somewhat isolated from pedal input. Distances, however, are respectable for this 4,500-pound machine.

Handling Comments: Skid pad: Remarkable balance and feedback at the limit. You can easily drive with throttle despite low limits and relatively slow responses. Slalom: Surprisingly, turning stability control off actually means “off.” Not much to be gained in doing so in slalom, however. Rear loses grip first, and this is a big car to slide at 65 mph.

2010 Lexus LS 460

Acceleration Comments: Very little technique to improve acceleration times. Doesn’t really respond to brake torque… just wood it and go. “ECT Power” mode does little to improve times, either. Shifts in “D” come at redline. Minimal wheelspin.

Braking Comments: Brake response feels somewhat isolated from pedal input. Distances, however, are respectable for this 4,500-pound machine.

Handling Comments: Skid pad: Remarkable balance and feedback at the limit. You can easily drive with throttle despite low limits and relatively slow responses. Slalom: Surprisingly, turning stability control off actually means “off.” Not much to be gained in doing so in slalom, however. Rear loses grip first, and this is a big car to slide at 65 mph.

And here are some partial results, followed by the full report over at Edmunds

………………………………LS 460 Sport…………. .750i Sport

0-30 (sec):                                 2.6                                2.0
0-45 (sec):                                 4.3                                3.6
0-60 (sec):                                 6.4                                5.2
0-75 (sec):                                 9.1                                7.6
1/4 Mile (sec @ mph):          14.5 @ 98.8                   13.5 @ 103.7
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec):       6.1                                4.9
30-0 (ft):                                    29                                 28
60-0 (ft):                                   113                               112
Skid pad lateral accel (g):         0.81                              0.84
Slalom                                      61.7                              66.0

  • Babken

    There was no need to take the 750i. They could just take the 740i, and BMW would serieswin anyway. Lexus LS 460 Sport is no match for the 7 Series. Maybe they should put the Lexus against an s class?
    BMW 7 Series is the King of the top-end luxury saloons.

    • :p

      These are US-spec cars. the 740i doesnt exist here so it wasnt included in the test

  • Jordan

    the BMW’s comments should read….

    Acceleration Comments: Smooth, effortless acceleration. Even when trying to launch hard, the 750 eases out of the hole to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. Long gearing with ultra-smooth engine makes acceleration deceptive.

    Braking Comments: Turns out even a 4,600-pound BMW stops like a 3 Series. No drama, no fade. Just a solid, consistent pedal every stop.

    Handling Comments: On the skid pad, it rotates around the nose on throttle. Impressive balance and communication for a car this large. Stability control has excellent calibration. This car shrinks around its driver in the slalom, and its electronic performance enhancers (powertrain and chassis) actually work despite confusing interface.

  • Giom

    As I said before, I was very disapointed with the LSs level of ‘quality feel’. It just doesn’t feel as solid or well put together as the Seven.

    @Jordan: Very good commentory!

  • vasanttes

    once again BMW….. M POWER!

  • viper

    how funny is that……bmw lost

    • efoza

      Oh not you again “””

      • viper

        Id take Lex any day over 7

        • Jag

          Oh good! Then your gas pedal gets stuck and your car crashes and that’s a great relief to us all.

          • efoza

            Well said Jag but in a way I like Viper’s silly comments. They confirm that he is either a Benz reseller or just not familiar with the cars which he comments on. I always respect an opinion based on fact even if it is not the same as mine but Viper’s opinions whilsts funny they have never been based on fact.

        • wazon8

          You would even choose Kia over 7-er, so why should we care about your thoughts?

  • viper

    i am allowed to have different opinions… after all, i do play for the other team, if you know what i mean

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Yes you do, but keep it civilized, no insults, no swearing, etc…and add to the conversation valid points

  • JohnF

    Pay no attention to “viper”, he definitely some one that has no clue about car’s and technology and the hard work behind putting everything together to create a drivers car . From what we might know he can be just a looser who drives a KIA and try to mock us BMW Fans and Drivers because he wish he could afford anything that comes close to Joy of ride.

    Cheers.

    • plaxico

      you need some reality check….S-CLASS IS THE K-I-N-G …you know that ,yes you do,when you close youre eyes at nigth …..just after pray….that one milisecend when you are true yo self….you know…. S CLASS IS THE KING

      • efoza

        Are you sure you are not a Benz reseller? I ask this question for reason that it is only them who actually lie about their product.

        • plaxico

          Are you sure you are not that half turkish half bosnian taxi driver ?

          • efoza

            For sure I am not, but I do have the gift of smelling a Benz reseller from a mile off. The last Benz I had was a SL55. I kept it for about 3 months and sold it back to Benz. The only good thing in that car were the seats- thats all. Benz used to make good cars back in the 1940s to 1970s but now it just makes cars- hence the reason why people like you are always desperate to guard your badge- just in case it falls off.

          • plaxico

            what are you driving now ?

    • efoza

      well said JohnF. I recall that he used to make comments on the fab GT and then confessed to not even having seen one in a flesh. He needs help.

  • KidrauhlM5

    No doubt that the 7er will take the crown. In fact, this car drives better than the S63 AMG. BMW wins again :)

    Actually, the LS is not really a bad car but the ”feel” is not there. The interior is not my liking either. Quality is a bit Toyota-ish since Lexus is a Toyota. But this is very good because this will keep the competition open and all that we have to do now is wait for the A8 ;)

    • Jordan

      I’ve been meaning to ask you…. kidrauhl… Justin Bieber?!

      • KidrauhlM5

        Justin Bieber?? That guy who is very popular in Youtube?? No I’m not Justin Bieber…

        I use this name for some reason because I like it. Kid Rauhl=Rock.. But I rarely use it anymore because it sounds stupid. I want to change my name here but well, leave it :)

        • Jordan

          Ya i didn’t think a 15yr old would know this much about BMWs and Mercs and such haha

  • wazon8

    Viper, did you invite your friend here (mean plaxico) or just create new profile to pretend that there is someone supporting you? What strikes me the most is that you and plaxico write just the same things, close to copy of previous posts. Be a little bit more creative, because you are getting really boring. Just wonder wether there is difference in plaxico and vipers IP adresses.

    • plaxico

      Ohhhhh God your have so much intuitions in you……

    • Jordan

      plaxico even writes like viper too. i think they’re just a bunch of kids who read up on cars and then pretend that they drive them and know all about them. i just can’t imagine someone in their late 20’s or older acting the way they do, or being as obnoxious and persistent as they are.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1293096462 Ramon Juarez

        .YOU’re right!!!!!!! Come on guys!!!!!! Stop it!!! they just keep distracting me from the BEAUTIFUL BMWs!!!!!!

    • viper

      Im sick of this

      • efoza

        Take it easy Viper. it is only a Blog!

  • Straight Six

    You can’t really excpect an objective comments on bmw fan blog, and I am a fan of BMW myself, but writting only ”BMW is better” and insulting other brands is kinda lame.

  • http://www.bmwblog.com Kushtrim

    BMW is King of the limousines

  • 100$ GUY

    Piece of cake win.
    Bye lexus…..

  • kcsnayud

    True…

    Let bimmer take the crown. Lexus is mostly driven by asians while bmws are driven by cool guys. mb is outta here cos its for guys older than 80.

    • efoza

      don’t forget Viper is also a Benz man!

    • :p

      So I must be a cool asian guy cause I prefer BMW over any Jap car.

  • E92-Toronto

    LEXUS: PEOPLE CAN’T AFFORD BENZ/BMW, THEN THEY GO WITH LEXUS.

  • http://www.lexus.com daniel

    Lexus rules……this is a good first attempt…..also concentrate on what a luxury car should excel at……i think the lexus wins here…..

  • http://www.lexus.com daniel

    Plus you don’t have to take the car to the shop every other week like the german cars!

    • Jordan

      you must be talking about mercedes, no?

  • Moin Ashraf

    Lexus us king of the road.Quality and is superb.I Bought LS 460 and my dumb daughter BMW.I had a great
    experience with Lexus dealship from top to bottom. She had to haggle and got lousy service.Next time she will listen to Dad.

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