2018 LEXUS LS 500 VS. 2018 BMW 7 SERIES
Lexus knows how to build a high-performing luxury car meant for everyday driving. The 2018 Lexus LS 500 proves this point with a powerful yet controlled engine, ideal performance, and a welcoming interior. BMW offers a similar option in their 7 Series sedans, but there are several key differences. Take a look at how these two vehicles compare to help decide which one is the right fit for you. 
PERFORMANCE

A 3.5-liter V-6 engine comes with the 2018 Lexus LS, and it puts out an impressive 416 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque with a 10-speed automatic transmission. To ensure total control and a comfortable drive, Lexus has new technologies working together seamlessly. An Adaptive Variable Suspension uses continuously variable dampers that allow the driver to soften the drive for even better responsiveness and the ability to always find the ideal drive mode.

The BMW 7 Series comes standard with a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission with 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.

LUXURY & CONVENIENCE

Drivers of the Lexus LS 500 are greeted with a  WARM AND WELCOMING INTERIOR as they slide into their seat. Opt for the Climate Concierge system and you'll have an automatically controlled interior climate. Split into four separate zones within the cabin, everyone is sure to feel their most comfortable. The climate system doesn't just work with air flow, but also uses heated and cooled seating in the front and rear to adjust the temperature. 

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 also comes with beautiful leather seating. With 28-way power seats and massage functions that replicate Japanese Shiatsu massage practices, drivers and passengers alike will feel totally pampered. You'll even be able to extend your seat cushion to offer your thighs full support.

With standard 14-way power front seats, the 2018 BMW 7-series offers a comfortable interior. Seats and the steering wheel are covered with premium Dakota leather.

SAFETY & SECURITY

The new Lexus LS models come equipped with the updated Lexus Safety System Plus, which includes a wealth of driver assistance features. A pre-collision and pedestrian detection system will warn the driver of potential collisions and even apply the brakes if needed. Lane-keeping assistance alerts the driver if the vehicle detects unintended lane changing. Smart cruise control helps to keep a safe following distance, and automatic high beams will light up the road when necessary without blinding other drivers. 

BMW also offers some driver assistance functions like lane departure warnings and forward collision warning.

PRICING

The 2018 Lexus LS 500 starts as low as $75,000 for all of the standard features, including 19-inch 10-spoke noise-reduction wheels with a dark silver finish and rear-wheel drive. Basic Lexus features are anything but basic like a hands-free power trunk lid and ambient lighting. You'll have to start as high as $83,000 for the 2018 BMW 7 Series, so you'll pay more for some of the same standard features that are on the Lexus LS 500. 

Get behind the wheel of a 2018 LEXUS LS 500 and take it for a test drive at Hennessy Lexus Gwinnett, and you'll have a tough time not heading home in this luxurious powerhouse.