Can A Skoda Superb Really Hold Its Own Against A BMW M760Li?

The Skoda Superb and BMW 7 Series are both fairly large European sedans, manufactured by German auto groups.

That’s about where the similarities end, though – especially when the Bimmer in question is the top-of-the-line M760Li.

The very pinnacle of BMW’s sedan lineup, the M760Li is the closest thing we’ve seen yet to a full-on M7, packing a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 that sends over 600 horsepower to all four wheels.

The Superb 280 seen here is also the performance version of Skoda’s flagship sedan, albeit on a different plane entirely. Its engine is less than a third the size of the Bimmer’s, with a third the cylinders, half the turbochargers, and less than half the output.

It’s also considerably less expensive than the BMW, but the big question is how the Skoda measures up. And that’s the question which the fellas at CarWow have set out to answer in this latest clip. You’re gonna have to watch for yourself to see what they found, though, so set aside six minutes and enjoy this improbable face-off.


  • mccarluvr123

    Pointless comparison aside, I’ve always loved that color on the Superb.

  • fabri99

    The new Superb is a truly good car, so a comparison between it and a similarly equipped contender from a much more expensive brand could have made sense. But the two should have had similar performance, otherwise it makes no sense. For sure a Superb can’t be an alternative to an M760i, but it could be a much less expensive option to the entry-level 7-Series.

  • SteersUright

    I can think of so many more interesting comparisons than this…

  • Eduardo Palandi

    I like this comparison. although petrolheads like us may believe it is pointless, many regular Johns and Janes may question what makes a prestige-branded car so special, and how a budget car with some similar features (size, in this case) compare to it. besides, if you are satisfied with two thirds of what the 7 offers, maybe you will enjoy the Skoda.

    also, this comparison only makes sense for those who buy new cars. for people who often look for used bargains, a used 7 will probably win if compared to a new Superb.

  • eb110americana

    The law of diminishing returns will always hurt the luxury car in this kind of comparison, but playing along just the same… The Skoda does look better to my eyes than the 7 Series, and 13.4 sec in the quarter mile is actually quite impressive considering it’s only a 2.0L turbo-4.