BMW 8-Series vs Mercedes S-Class vs Lexus LC: It’s Time To Choose

BMW has finally revealed the new 8-Series, with the company calling it “an unrivaled combination of inspiring sportiness and contemporary luxury”. It’s been a really long time since BMW has challenged Mercedes in the upper premium segments with a two-door model but here we are and, what do you know, there’s a Lexus here too.

Now, before some of you start arguing that the Lexus LC isn’t exactly a direct rival to the 8-Series and the S-Class Coupe, real customers looking to spend $100k are more than likely to cross-shop between these models, regardless of what you think.

Yes, the Germans might offer more interior space than the Lexus, but in the world of two-door luxury grand tourers, the comfort of the rear passengers isn’t a priority. What matters is an eye-catching design, feel-good factor and a balance between thrilling dynamics and superb comfort over long distances.

The new BMW 8-Series backs its sporty character with a muscular styling that retains a lot of features from the concept that previewed it.

The wide kidney grille is paired nicely with slim headlights –the slimmest of any BMW– while the heavily raked rear window leads to a rear end dominated by the extended taillights and the two rather large trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes.

Next to it, the Mercedes S-Class Coupe looks almost sedated but aggressiveness was never in the menu of the big two-door Merc.

Instead, the bodywork’s lines are far more elegant and clean, aiming to give the S-Class Coupe an imposing, yet understated and overall, handsome image that exudes class. It looks expensive and beautiful at the same time.

Then we have the Lexus LC; the design brief of the Japanese coupe here ticks every box a big sports car should, featuring a wide footprint, a low roof line and futuristic details at key areas.

The busy lights all around somehow work with the rest of the bodywork while the characteristic Lexus spindle grille blends in way that its four-door siblings can’t match. It’s a striking luxury GT with the presence of a supercar.

All three of them continue to impress once you step inside. The BMW welcomes you with the company’s fresh-out-of-the-oven pair of displays for the instrument cluster and infotainment system, steel mesh detailing and glass applications on selected surfaces and controls, as well as a full leather interior.

The Mercedes S-Class Coupe attacks you with two huge displays integrated on a beautifully shaped dashboard trimmed in genuine materials like wood, metal, carbon fiber and, of course, acres of leather.

Open the door of the Lexus LC and you’re greeted with one of the most special interiors in the market, with complex surfaces blending with modern tech and a mix of leather and Alcantara. This is arguably the interior with the bigger wow-factor if you choose a lighter color combo and not just black.

Time to vote!

So which one between the BMW 8-Series, the Mercedes S-Class Coupe and the Lexus LC would you choose? Cast your vote below and let us know in the comments section.

  • Craig

    More often than not – when I see someone in a Mercedes or BMW I assume they know nothing about cars. They just bought a badge. When someone buys a Lexus – they probably know at least something about the car itself.

    • bd0007

      The vast majority of Lexus owners of those FWD-based models like the RX, NX and ES.

      Highly doubt that those type of buyers know much about cars.

      Plus enthusiasts gravitate much more to the performance offerings from BMW and MB than from Lexus.

      • no25

        not true one bit. as someone who has owned a Lexus, they’re great cars. I know plenty about cars. thanks. go troll somewhere else.

        • Six Thousand Times

          Most buyers of any of the brands are usually crossover buyers and that goes for Audi buyers, too. All of those offerings are terrible but Lexus does make great RWD sedans and coupes.

          • Merc1

            Yeah so great they’re selling so poorly that they don’t know what to do with the IS and GS.

            M

          • Six Thousand Times

            Sales figures don’t always mean great cars. Great cars don’t always sell like they should.

          • Merc1

            Yep and the opposite is also true, some great cars also sell very well, in fact some lead their class in sales, like the S_Class. I didn’t say that good sales alone make a good car. There is a difference. There is nothing great about the IS or the GS. They’re good cars, but not great at this point, they’re too old and outclassed.

            M

          • Dude

            “There is nothing great about the IS or the GS”. Idk about the IS but the GS F is frequently lauded for how fun to drive it is, especially for its class. It’s not a great value, needs updating, and its sales are cannibalized by the ES, but there are good things about it.

            Also why do your comments?

          • Merc1

            Oh please, that was years ago and you know it. The IS and GS are at the bottom of the class now. Great value but needs updating? Do you know how stupid you sound? If they drive so great why are people picking the ES over them? Try again, you’ve failed.

            M

          • bd0007

            Not like GS-F sales are cannibalized by the ES and still, the GS-F has been a huge disappointment for Lexus (in comparison, the CTS-V has done a lot better for Cadillac).

            And the very notion that the ES cannibalizes GS sales (which is debatable) just further indicates that the typical Lexus buyer isn’t an auto enthusiast who cares about performance/handling.

          • Dude

            jfc I never said that Lexus buyers are enthusiasts. I was just saying the GS has some qualities. My comment below from 16hrs ago actually agrees you.

          • Merc1

            And it’s still being cancelled apparently.

            M

          • Dude

            Yes, it’s probably going to be cancelled. A pretty understandable thing to do all things considered……

          • Merc1

            Yeah things like letting them rot with no real improvement in years and being tepid in performance to begin with.

            M

          • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

            But there’s a formula
            You make bland vehicles to save your money when you make enthusiasts based ones

            Not to delete your soul and heart and leave a line up consists of a bland appliances

          • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

            Honestly I agree with you
            If they delete those 2 they can close the company as they did with scion 5 years ago

        • Merc1

          You don’t speak for all the clueless people behind the wheel of an ES an RX. They don’t normally know squat about cars and you know it.

          M

          • no25

            You are such an annoying troll. Do you not have anything better to do than find all my comments and reply to them? Then sign them like a 90 year old man writing emails. Don’t tell me what I know and what I don’t.

          • Merc1

            I’ll take it you don’t have anything of substance to add lol.

            M

        • Dude

          Jeeze so defensive. He didn’t say they were bad cars. Most of them aren’t for enthusiast though and are probably pushed by normal people and not performace hounds.

          • LJ

            Gentlemen, gentlemen. I’m sure we can all discuss this like mature adults. Isn’t that right, Mr. POOPY PANTS?

        • bd0007

          There’s exceptions to everything.

          You think people who buy what is the equivalent of a “tarted up” Avalon, Highlander and RAV-4 (and soon the CH-R) – long derided as “appliances-on-wheels” know a lot about cars beyond reliability ratings?

          Maybe some of them know something about cars, but they still bought a FWD appliance.

      • Leconte Dave

        People buy Lexus because they are reliable (or rebadge Toyota’s)

        • Mynameis Taylor

          exactly. not because they have any real style

    • Merc1

      That is the most ridiculous thing possible. I’ll be you anything the guy driving an AMG or M product or an high end MB or BMW knows more than some cluelss soccer mon in an RX or the blue hair in the ES.

      M

      • paulgdeaton

        Five years – or ten years – from now, how will we look at these three? I think the MB and the BMW will remain as standard bearers of their respective brands; the Lexus will look like a dated, gimmicly-styled attempt to prove that Japanese engineering can catch-up to Europe’s traditional performance brands.

        It is less a premium car and more of a marketing ploy.

        • Mike anonymous

          I may have to disagree with you there. 5 – 10 years from now, I think the Lexus will just begin to (maybe) look dated. If you’ve ever seen the LC in person it very different from the photographs, most of the photographs of it are usually bad.

          Where as 5-10 years from now, the S-Class coupe will have gone through 1 or 2 redesigns and a refresh. And the 8 series will have like gone through a refresh making both (the models shown) drop in price.

          The LC is a much better vehicle than some may believe, my only quarrel are with some buttons not the interior, but that can be overlooked. I don’t think it is “as nice” as the S-Class when it comes to the interior, but I personally just wouldn’t buy a Mercedes since they’ll just refresh it or redesign it every 3-4 years (or less). The 8 Series was a bit disappointing as I was expecting a GT coupe-“looking” sports car like the 8 Series Concept.

          I would personally get a LC over the 8 series or the Mercedes, as it is (contrary to much belief) a great GT vehicle (as it was designed to be), it has a very unique and long lasting (not to be updated for some time, if at all) design.

          • Knotmyrealname

            My image of Lexus has always been that of a company that is trying to provide a premium product by creating vehicles with high levels of craftsmanship and perceived quality. They do that well.
            But styling/design-wise, they never seem to be ahead of the game (and their peers). it’s an attempt to wrestle some sales away, but they have never produced a design language that will influence other prestige car makers to follow. They look different bordering on quirky, to some, weird and at worst, tasteless.

          • Mike anonymous

            Oh no, I completely agree 100% with you on that. I think (currently) the LC is really the only beautiful or “influential” vehicle in their current line up. The current generation (2013/14) IS was also amongst some of their best (relatively recent work), but the ruined it with the refresh (2016/2017) a few years back.

            The LC is really the only Lexus I would buy, (and compared to the 8-Series & S-Class Coupe, it is the vehicle I would personally choose), based on how it was developed, why it was developed, and it’s overall craft and styling. The LC will be a vehicle that (looking back design wise) won’t be forgotten, as I think the 8 Series & S-Class Coupe will be when they are refreshed or replaced in the (again, “relatively” near) future.

            As for the rest of the Lexus line up, I couldn’t agree more with you. The LC is the only exception to that in my opinion.

          • emjayay

            Yes. When the first Lexus started showing up every time I saw one my brain said “Mercedes” and then said “oh wait, no, it’s something else…oh Lexus”. They were no doubt already more reliable than the Germans. In fact they showed the world car industry that a mass production vehicle could be produced with very small and consistent shut lines, etc.

            Design as art is another thing.

          • Mynameis Taylor

            sorry, but All Japanese cars look dated. They change drastically with each new generation. They’re very trendy. Whereas the German cars like Benz, Bimmer and Audi have more of a gradual evolution to their designs. The designers think ‘LONG TERM’. just look at any old Lexus.. they look very dated compared to an Audi or Mercedes of the same era

          • Mike anonymous

            Saying ALL Japanese cars look dated is a bit of a stretch. The same could be said for some German vehicles as well. BMW is the a company I do believe thinks long term, but my problem is their execution on those plans. As of late, YES BMW has been doing a great job (for the most part). I can’t say the same for Mercedes as their vehicles see a refresh ever few years. Now for people looking at the brand that’s fine, but for customers of the brand, it becomes quite annoying to find out “I just bought this $50K car, and now it’s old”.

            Lexus, YES I will agree with you that a majority of their cars look dated, but I was specifically talking about the LC. The LC is one of the rare exceptions in their line-up.

            Many people said the exact same thing about the LFA, but the design of the LFA still looks (relatively) brand new today, (and if you’ve ever seen one in person, NOT pictures or videos) you’ll seriously get what I mean. But the LFA was originally designed back in 2005 well over 10 years ago. There is no BMW or Mercedes (aside from maybe their performance vehicles) designed in 2005 that still hold up today.

            The LC was designed with the same intent. That vehicle was designed 2010 – 2011 (If not earlier). & it holds up today nearly a decade later. I think it will continue to hold up another 8 years from today. I’ve seen the LC in person, and I can tell you right now the photos (accept the interior photos) and videos, don’t do this vehicle justice.

            My Point is; I wouldn’t say “ALL” vehicles are one way or the other. I think ANY automaker can choose when to make and design a vehicle that lasts. It tends to be the Germans who do so more often. But to say ALL Japanese cars are dated is a little wrong, there are some clear examples if you really look for them. The LC, the LFA, (and that’s from Lexus alone) are vehicles that when it comes to quality, craftsmanship, and design, they will last.

          • Merc1

            ” I personally just wouldn’t buy a Mercedes since they’ll just refresh it or redesign it every 3-4 years (or less). ”

            What are you talking about? This is the norm. A facelift/refresh in 3-4 years and a redesign in 7-8 years.

            You prefer the Lexus way of letting a car rot for 10 years?

            WOW, I guess whatever you need to tell yourself.

            M

      • Cobrajet

        Lexus is really the one that’s just a badge.

    • Bash

      Oh I know a lot about cars, my choice would be the Lexus for a daily car, the Merc for the weekend and cruising, I’m not interested in the BMW.

      • donald seymour

        One word, OUCH!

    • ZYGIUS

      Lexus sells great Toyota’s

      • Craig

        They do indeed. Amazing cars really.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      I hole heartedly disagree. Lexus buyers are not car people. in fact, they’re practical type people with minimal to zero style, a bit corny and not into driving cars

      • Craig

        A Lexus has minimal to zero style? What year do you think this is? That said… I never said that they were ‘into driving cars’.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      Mercedes is one of the “originators” of the luxury segment, and BMW is know for its spirited driving. there is history behind the brands. Toyota created Lexus to compete with the best. Lexus sell well because they were “affordable and reliable”. Lexus is an “American” car to be honest it’s not a brand that’s sought after world wide.

      • OdysseyTag

        Well put, pretty much how I’ve always viewed it to be honest.

    • Shahul Usman

      I diagree, I think Lexus buyers dont know anything about cars…I work for M-Benz so Im biased here but when Lexus shoppers come around (vs BMW or Audi buyers) they always say” well Lexus can use regular gasoline” (which I always think…well, its because it’s a rebadged Camry)..they are definitely in the wrong market…

    • dumblikeyou2

      I get what you’re saying. It’s not that the MB or Bimmer need any explanations, but both model’s styling, and frankly the majority of their lineups, look like they’re geared toward @richkidsofdubai types, white jeans, pointy trainers, and a four foot girl with six inches of makeup on her face at his side.

      • Craig

        lol

  • B.Stokes

    I love everything about the Lexus except the dashboard layout. That’s where the Benz excels. For me, the happy medium is the BMW. I’d have to drive it along with the Lexus to make a solid decision though.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I feel about the Merc what you feel for the Lexus…I just don’t like that 2 screen set up Merc is doing.
      I feel the Lexus is a stand alone car here, where as the Merc and Bimmer are true rivals with the typical lux vs. sport approach.
      I like the Lexus more overall, and I think it is my choice until I see the 850 in the flesh and I drive them both. The Mercedes is perhaps the only convertible I would consider right now.

  • donald seymour

    LC 500. Why ? Because it is dynamic in every sense. It does what it is supposed to do. And that is being a selfish unbridled and uncompromising luxury coupe. Mercedes Benz is a close second. And while BMW has nailed the proportions of the GT, it lacks substance and confidence to compete against the likes of Lexus and Mercedes. Wow, I can’t even believe that I said that.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Well our first choice was the same. Our reasoning was in lockstep, there.The Benz to me is kind of a bucket-ass so I went with the sleeker 8 for runner-up. I do agree that BMW could have made it more special, though.

  • TheBelltower

    The Lexus is completely out of place here.

    • no25

      no its not. sorry you prefer to troll about everything.

      • Six Thousand Times

        He’s not trolling. He’s a regular. I disagree with him, though. The Lex is polarising but that’s why so many of us dig it.

      • Matt

        I don’t think you know what ‘trolling’ is.

      • Bo Hanan

        Everyone who disagrees with you is trolling???… Really?!

    • Mynameis Taylor

      I don’t think its out of place it’s in the correct segment.

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    LC500

    M850i XDrive

    Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe

    I voted for the Lexus but I would still like to see a comparison test between the three.

  • Autoexperte

    Lexus LC500, the better workmanship and materials, higher reliability and most engine displacement of these three cars are my reasons for the LC500

    • Merc1

      Tell me what advantage is by the Lexus have higher engine displacement, when it has way less power than the BMW and the Mercedes?

      M

  • Kaisuke971

    The S-Class Coupe is a completely different car, it’s like comparing a Wraith to a Vanquish. Yes they have similar pricetags and powertrains and yes they are expensive luxury coupes, but they aren’t the same thing. You can clearly see that the LC500 and the M850i are smaller and have more dynamic proportions and styling, while the S-Class Coupe is,well, an S-Class Coupe. Now wether you prefer the Lexus or the BMW is up to your liking, the Lexus design-wise took a more simple approach, with a pure design a la Aston-Martin DB, while the BMW plays more on its sportiness like a Maserati or an Aston Vantage of old. But the BMW is technically more advanced than the Lexus, i think that’ll make the difference

    • PK

      the db11 should replace the s class coupe in this list. the s class coupe should be compared with the continental gt and wraith.

      • Matt

        The db11 and continental gt start about double the price of the lexus, s class and 8 series. The wraith almost triple.

  • klowik

    I definitely pick the 8 series. Lexus looks a bit girly. Merc looks a bit too big with the old school styling.

  • no25

    The LC is such a great statement from Lexus. I love how unique it looks and well it performs. LC is definitely my vote. Love the Merc and BMW too, though

  • I’ll choose Bentley Continental GT if you don’t mind, doesn’t necessarily need W12, V8 would suffice.

    • Six Thousand Times

      If pricing is close (and it ought to at least compare to the S, then I agree.

      • Dang it, I just realized new Conti don’t have V8 yet, Last gen Conti V8 were priced at 140k GBP, the most expensive M850i is 100k GBP…

        For comparison Mercedes S560 (the cheapest) is 100k GBP, Lexus is the cheapest with both LC500 and Hybrid version retailed at 76k GBP, which is comparable to cheapest BMW 8 series 840d Diesel.

        DB11 meanwhile lurking at 144k GBP for V8 version.

        • Elpatore

          Don’t forget about options, they can very easily take any of the germans north of 140k. and the M8 could be a better rival to the Continental V8.

  • MultiKdizzle

    1. Lexus LC

    2. S Class Coupe

    3. the new 8 Series

  • PhilMcGraw

    The Lexus LC has the best exterior. The Mercedes has the best interior.

    The BMW just looks like a generic coupe, like the Mustang of luxury coupes. And the interior looks no different, in my opinion, than a much cheaper 4 series.

    • Merc1

      I can almost agree with that. The Lexus is the most eye catching for sure.

      M

    • enthusia

      I agree, Mercedes is really punching above its weight when it comes to interiors. it gives bentley and rolls a run for their money. I LOVE the look and shape of the LC’s interior but i wish there was less black plastic buttons and switches.

  • Six Thousand Times

    I ultimately went Lexus (just) over the 8er. I was surprised to see I was in the majority. I thought the slightly dull M-B would walk it with this crowd.

    • Mike anonymous

      It’s likely because of the wide-spread disappointment with the 8 series. Disappointing not in the traditional sense though. Many of us, Especially myself were expecting the Luxury GT Sports Coupe “The 8 Series Concept” but INSTEAD were provided with a slightly better, slightly updated, BMW 6-Series replacement.

      BMW really had a chance to make something great and stand out, but went the “safe” route. In my opinion the only customers of the new 8-Series will be “people who are buying it just because it’s a BMW 8 series”, or “those who want “the M” versions for “serious performance””,..

      I went with the LC too because it the only vehicle of all that I trust will look unique and distinct 5 years from now, and is the only vehicle that won’t be “refreshed” or “redesigned” (to drive up sales). Plus it looks good.

  • Kash

    As someone who’s driven the S-coupe and LC you’ll get more attention in the Lexus and I get the feeling it’ll be a similar story with the BMW because it looks like an updated 6 series and isn’t all that striking when you look at the rest of the BMW lineup.

    • donald seymour

      Kash, I was waiting for you to weight in.

  • WC001

    Personally, I don’t think that these cars can be fairly compared because they were designed for very different purposes. While they are in the same price range and are a similar body style they are engineered to perform different tasks. The S-Class is supposed to be a big large luxury coupe, a two-door S-Class. Sportiness was always designed to be the secondary purpose. It is more like a German V8 muscle car, made for comfortably going 170MPH on the Autobahn. The BMW, on the other hand, was designed to be primarily sporty with luxury appointments scattered around the interior. Most likely to compete with a more luxuriously appointed 911 Carrera/Carrera S. The Lexus, meanwhile, seems to try to be both simultaneously. Personally, I don’t think the Lexus is as elegantly designed on both the interior or exterior as the Mercedes or the BMW, perhaps a byproduct of Lexus trying to find a new design language, and rebrand themselves as a younger brand. All things considered, I would go with the S-Class because of the interior, technology like the new driver assists, and AMG engine/exhaust. The Lexus is a close second because of its futuristic exterior, but I personally find its interior to be slightly too clunky to take first. The BMW comes in third because I find the front end proportions to be a bit off for my tastes, and the interior looks like a bit too much like a 428i, not to mention BMW vehicles tend to have some serious reliability problems, in my experience.

  • ErnieB

    Merc for me .. every time I see the new 8 interior I see a Ford Fusion interior..

  • ErnieB
  • ErnieB
    • donald seymour

      Okay, you are kinda not wrong.

      • ErnieB

        I bet the 8 will be a show stopper in real life and the interior pure refinement but damn it..

  • LJ

    8 Series, no contest.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Ditto

  • Steve

    Why are all three cars are so extremely ugly?
    In the past decades this segment was the home of elegant, two door Coupés whit beautiful forms. Dream Cars.
    Now it’s only filled with ugly, testosterone filled wanna be racers. But we already have enough of them in the form of M2,3,4,5s, RSwhatevers and AMGs. Far too many dents, cramped lines, fake openings, trashy plastic pieces. Cheap bling-bling instead of luxurious Elegance.

    I have two ‘old’ 840s and I’m definitely not feeling any desire to change to any one of these design insults.

  • give me the LC any day, driving that V8 is pure joy!

  • Jason Panamera

    I would pick new Bentley Continental GT if we are choosing the most expensive variants of these 3 cars.

  • iea96

    S-Class looks like the sober driver around drunk high school kids

  • Pankaj Tayal

    Bmw is pure sporty. Mercedes 70% elegant + 30% sporty . Lexus 30% sporty + 70% ugly

  • Craig

    Knowing something about the car you drive doesn’t necessarily mean you’re an enthusiast. Just informed.

    • Alfa Giulia QV

      You started a flame war Craig.

      • Craig

        I’m still good for something I guess!! lol

  • Bob

    Wow, I genuinely can’t decide.

  • Knotmyrealname

    No contest. The 8.

  • wintergraan

    I really like each one of them. But it’s kinda hard to compare these cars since they obviously follow different philosophies.
    The Merc represents pure luxury and looks like a boat, but a good one 🙂 the BMW on the other hand shows a very sporty approach with massive air intakes and expressive creases and shapes – so there’s a lot going on, especially in the rear.
    The Lexus sits somewhat in the middle. I really like it’s handsome and futuristic design and the reduced and timeless interior.
    So there’s definitely no clear winner for me 🙂

  • Kagan

    Not a proper picture and yet you ask which to choose!

  • enthusia

    The LC by far. It’s a future classic, and in my eyes, the TRUE spiritual successor to the Supra.

    I LOVE Mercedes, but from afar. It’s a bit ostentatious, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s just not something I would buy for myself. But I am fascinated by it.

    The BMW just does not seem interesting AT ALL. It might have the performance, but it doesn’t have the looks, and lets face it, these types of cars are all about looks, hardly anyone buys them solely because of performance figures. I’m just indifferent.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    if you want luxury get the S Class
    if you want cool looks get the Lexus
    if you wanna be scammed… get the BMW

    • PK

      you mean if you want sports and performance. get the bmw.

  • erly5

    The BMW looks too ordinary and familiar the more I see it and I can’t help thinking it really is just an updated replacement for the 6. But because BMW has given it the 8 moniker, expectations are so much higher and that’s why it disappoints so much. I’d take the Lexus.

  • Jack Jackson

    Lexus LC 500 by far the most reliable and futuristic car design of the three cars BMW and Mercedes-Benz. I’ve owned European cars great driving cars at over inflated prices with expensive repair cost.

  • DMax

    The interior of the BMW is just pathetic compared to the other 2. It looks like it would be at home in a regular 3 series.

    • Mynameis Taylor

      BMW is good fit and finish with their interiors. They don’t have”wow” factor designs. but they won’t look old. They have a seamless design evolution. But I prefer Audi interior and Mercedes.

  • Nordschleife

    Exterior Lexus
    Interior Benz
    Infotainment BMW

    Deciding the overall winner is tough for me as I prefer interior/details over speed/performance but I am going for the Lexus for sheer desireability as the other two look conventional IN MY OPINION.

  • Kyle Newberry

    I think the Merc looks the ugliest on the outside, a close one between the BMW 8 and Lexus. I think both are some of the best looking cars either manufacturer has made in a long time. Interior I think the Lexus wins, and then BMW, then Merc.

  • Honda NSX-R

    This is a tough one, I think I’ll go with the 8 Series

  • MPAMPIS

    Lexus LC

  • OdysseyTag

    Nice variety going in the comments – always good to see differing opinions.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    styling: lexus
    interior: merc
    driving experience: bmw

  • An Existing Person

    I genuinely think the Lexus is the best. It’s unique, different, underrated, and most importantly, it’s not trying to be something it isn’t. It is a perfect GT car with the mixture of power, comfort, and high-quality craftsmanship. That being said, I love the S-Class Coupe to death, and while the 8-Series is nice, it’s quite generic looking and not particularly special when you look at the rest of the BMW lineup.

  • Kagan

    8 series is a beefed up 5. S coupe is a S 2 door. Lexus is like a SL without roof going down.

  • Merc1

    Yeah well now you do know because the GS F was being compared to the old E63 and M5 back then the new ones will SMOKE IT. Maybe you’re the moron that can’t understand this.

    Whatever you need to tell yourself about the ES vs the IS/GS, doesn’t matter to me because you’re obviously too stupid thrive if you can’t figure out why the ES outsells the IS and GS.

    M

    • Dude

      I’m too “stupid thrive”. Are you having a stroke lol? That would explain your amazing idiotic comments. Oh and I’m not confused on why the ES outsells the other two. If you could read you’d see that I made that clear. You think I’m shilling for the GS or something when all I said is that it has positive qualities. Idk why you’re spazzing out over this but my points still stand. Have fun being dumb M.

      • Merc1

        Apparently you are because you don’t seem to realize that this is 2018 and that the GS-F was compared to PREVIOUS GENERATION cars. Sorry. Maybe you’ll get it. I’m not spazzing over anything you’re the one with all the name calling and childish comments because you’re feeling stupid. I didn’t say that the GS didn’t have any good “qualities”, but it’s still in the bottom half of the class, good qualities and all. Yeah you are sorry, I agree.

        M

        • Dude

          I just realized that in first comment I said “It’s not a great value, needs updating,” and you responded “Great value but needs updating? Do you know how stupid you sound?”
          You literally cannot read. Though, I like how you start with the classic “no u”. Fittingly childish. Bonus points for the caps lock.

          You started the name calling and have been doing as much as me so don’t cry about having your own shit thrown back at you.
          When I brought up the M5 I said it was the M5 of that year so I don’t know why you keep acting like I made some unfair comparison as if the new gens make a difference. The GS’s handling isn’t diminished by other cars being better.
          You are absolutely spazzing. Verging on frothing. And trust me my man, talking to you, I’m feeling pretty smart. But also sad. I’m really hoping you’re trolling and not actually this inept.

          “Yeah you are sorry, I agree.”
          Is this ironic? Or are you actually getting your retorts from 4th graders? Please keep pretending like you’re not the mentally deficient one here. It’s hilarious.

  • Merc1

    Again, do you have anything of substance or intelligence to add?

    Yeah we know Japanese cars are more reliable, interesting how they’re the one being cancelled. The market has spoken and for the average person doing a 3 year lease, reliability isn’t a big deal. You and Dumb25 are about as stupid as they come. You’re argument about reliability is irrelevant, because if that were the deciding factor the IS and GS would sell better. They’re mediocre cars now because Lexus neglected them. Insult away. Won’t change anything.

    Yep and you know what when those people German car back they love driving them and they buy another and another. Why can’t Lexus achieve this?

    M

  • Merc1

    You talk as though other cars don’t offer those things. Lexus excels in reliability and that’s about it. A Lexus is no more comfortable than any other luxury car at this point. The new LS isn’t even as comfortable as the current S-Class.

    You’re just a talking head for Toyota I see. Lexus is literally dropping two sedans in two significant segments and you’re talking about Toyota is so respected around the world. Delusional and foolish.

    M

    • gambit gamboa

      They are cancelled due to lowered profit margins due to the change in trend, somebodys lacking some common sense. In case you didnt get the trend, its all going to SUVS. Yeah why earn 20% margin on a sedan when you can get 50% on a crossover, and maybe Lexus is playing catch up to the Germans, after all the German brands started off as companies that made luxury vehicles. I see you didnt notice the X123456 and the Q123456, money talks and the SUVS are talking revenue. Dont worry though, eventually there wont be any sedans from Benz or BMW either.

      And as you mentioned the keyword is “Lease”, which is rent, because these cars are absolute turds out of warranty. Lets see here, what makes more money for a company? Paying cash/financing the whole car or leasing and leaving a residual thats worth half the car? Guess you havent been to those BMW lots where its full of used turds that nobody wants to touch.

      Where I live, there are so many BMW and Benz, they are the car of the peasants. You see, people lease them cause most of them cant outright buy them and they “keep coming for more” because they pathetically scrape up over half their monthly salary to show off to their friends whatever turd the Germans push out year after year and they are too poor to pay the maintenance to upkeep the vehicles so the leasing cycle continues forever. In essence, the German brands have corrupted the market through brand advertising, kind of like Apple fanboys.

  • dumblikeyou2

    Oh Jeez, all the old-worlders are piss’n in their skinny H&M jeans with the Lexus in the lead.

  • Chatman

    …so, I have a 535d with the lease ending soon. I love the car, but I can’t trust that it won’t drain my wallet dry…unlike my 91 NSX that after close to 300k miles, continues to be an absolute joy to drive, and not break the bank.

  • SteersUright

    Damn, hard choice to make as al 3 seem stunning in different ways. As a driving enthusiast the Lexus is VERY appealing, but in the end the high rpm engine and heavy chassis are mismatched for me so I’d go with the BMW, provided it drives as good as they are claiming. Were I over 60, easy, MB all day.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Wow, this article truly sparked fierce war between all three brands fans. So fierce it potentially could have hurt somebody’s feeling.

    I only have one simple question: Who are among us here that actually can afford (or even better, have already purchased) any of these gorgeous coupes?

    Endless war of words without actually able to buy one you fight for ferociously (until you hurt somebody’s feeling), is not worth it. Well, if the manufacturers give away these vehicles for free to its fierce defenders, maybe I would consider to join the battle. LOL….

  • Matthew Boyd

    Unfortunately, I couldn’t trust the BMW N63 motor variation in this new 8 series if that’s what’ll be in it, looks good, but I’d have to pass (burned by BMW with two models, 09′ 335 & 11′ 550i GT, learned my lesson). Drove the 16′ S63 version of the S coupe. Nice car, smaller on the inside than it looks because from the outside it’s almost the size of an Audi S8 when looking at them side by side. I have nothing bad to say about the Lexus because I haven’t experienced it. It’s a striking car visually, sounds amazing, and has a crafty interior. Seen and heard them, but never sat in one before, but reading and watching reviews, everyone seems to love it.

  • Bill Nguyen

    The Lexus looks the best outside and in, the BMW is nice too… but the Benz just looks like an undefined blob.

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