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Hyundai Genesis, Lexus GS 460, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Lexus GS 350, Car Comparisons, Coupe, Sedan
#25 of 75 Re: 2009 Genesis vs. Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS vs. BMW 5 series [allmet33]
Apr 04, 2009 (4:29 pm)
Let me pose a couple of questions here....
I am looking at the BMW 5 series 528/535 xi vs. the Lexus GS350AWD and the Acura TL. I have driven each and find them comparable--the BMW handles best but is most technologically deficient. It has a single CD, have to pay for a changer, no onboard HDD, no backup camera etc.
So real world fuel economy--I assume Lexus or Acura gets better real world mileage then either Bimmer...would that be correct?
Also--has anyone compared the Logic7 audio in the BMW to the Mark Levinson in the Lexus? Music is VERY important to me.
I have an M35X which I can't WAIT to get rid of -- you can read about THAT in the Infiniti thread.....but I am down to these three choices.....drove the A6 and wasn't too impressed.
Any help would be appreciated.
#26 of 75 Re: 2009 Genesis vs. Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS vs. BMW 5 series [art234]
Apr 04, 2009 (4:45 pm)
I had an older TL model and the millage was great on the highway but very poor in the city. I now have 535 and the millage is about the same, but performance is better, much better.
I have Logic7 and do not find it anything special, I heard that Mark Levinson is much better.
As far as the total package goes, I find 535 the best in a class, GS does not come close and TL is in a different league.
#27 of 75 Re: 2009 Genesis vs. Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS vs. BMW 5 series [art234]
Apr 05, 2009 (3:45 am)
bmw vs audi vs acura rl
Get the technology package with the 535 and you'll be happy enough. As for driving, don't let HP and speed fool you. Get that HP to the road is the trick and BMW does it better than any other automaker.
Good luck with whatever you get. Stay away from Volvo.
#28 of 75 Re: 2009 Genesis vs. Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS vs. BMW 5 series [nibs]
Apr 05, 2009 (5:23 am)
What do you mean, Technology Package? I can't find any mention of a technology package on the 5 series...maybe not available in NY? Do you mean Nav?
#29 of 75 Re: 2009 Genesis vs. Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS vs. BMW 5 series [art234]
Apr 05, 2009 (7:07 am)
The new 5 comes with usb and aux in. Add the Nav, satellite, and bluetooth, what else is there?
#30 of 75 Re: 2009 Genesis vs. Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS vs. BMW 5 series [art234]
Apr 05, 2009 (12:14 pm)
The 535 is the way to go. Forget about the GS, and the TL is nice but not quite in the same league as the BMW. The 535 gets fantastic fuel economy. I'm getting 24.5 mpg combined driving... and I live in Brooklyn. The Logic7 system for $1200 might or might not be worth. I didn't get it on mine. Its definitely not something to based your choice of car on. If you get the non AWD version of the 535 then get the sport package. Read my post a page or 2 ago about some of the cars in the class, hopefully it helps. And forget about the CD changer. You should just put all your music onto an MP3 player. And by the way, even though BMW says its an iPod usb adapter you can actually plug almost any usb mp3 player into the car and it will allow you to use the steering wheel controls to control the music. I have a sony a810 walkman in there. Works great. Any more questions just ask.
#31 of 75 Re: 2009 Genesis vs. Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS vs. BMW 5 series [art234]
Apr 06, 2009 (10:28 am)
Just like everyone else is saying, 5 seri is the best way to go.
I personally think that the GS and the TL isn't as good as the 5.
My only concern with bmws is, reliability and electronics, my first impression has not been very nice.
Other than that, no other sedan is as exciting, especially when you're in the drivers seat.
There is 1 more car which is about the same size as the 5, only if you're interested, the Jaguar XF, I saw 1 today in white, and I have to say, amazing looking from the rear in white color.
Looks a lot better than the current 5, and did you know that there will be a redesign 5 sometime this year.
#32 of 75 Re: 2009 Genesis vs. Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS vs. BMW 5 series [art234]
Apr 06, 2009 (10:39 am)
If you're interested in the Jag, there is someone in the Jag XF forum who is about to take the new XF or the 535.
Only if you're interested, otherwise, good luck with the 535i.
#33 of 75 Re: 2009 Genesis vs. Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS vs. BMW 5 series [art234]
Apr 07, 2009 (11:25 am)
I have an '08 535Xi.
On the road, I have gotten as high as 30 mpg at a somewhat steady 74 mph. I typically average about 25 mpg on a trip with no effort to be frugal with the gas pedal. Trip computer shows overall average is 19 mpg, local and highway combined.
I really like Logic 7. It's much better than the standard audio system in my wife's '06 X3.
What I like most is Lexicon's Logic 7 surround sound processsing. When engaged, it seems like you are listening in a larger environment than the physical confines of the car itself, and provides a more natural ambiance.
#34 of 75 Re: 2009 Genesis vs. Audi A6 vs. Lexus GS vs. BMW 5 series [bruceomega]
Apr 08, 2009 (9:13 am)
Thanks for the insight. The current thinking is going to be the BMW 5 series vs. the A6 from Audi, which I really liked. The BMW would, however, be a 528, which while not as fast as the 535, is adequate for my needs. My dealer just got a new one in with Logic7, but I have to add the Satellite and CD changer--the hard drive models won't be in for a while and will not likely have the incentives.