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

7-series | December 11th, 2009 by 41
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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.

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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

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