2018 BMW 5 Series vs Lexus GS

If you’re looking for a smooth and stylish ride to cruise around the Manhattan, Queens and  Bronx areas, you need a high-end full-size sedan. Even though these incredible cars stand apart from your typical sedan, there are still so many to choose from. After all, the sedan market is the most competitive market of any class of car. How do you know then which is right for you?

The 2018 BMW 5 Series and the 2018 Lexus GS are two of the best options you have. Both of these vehicles have incredible performance, tech and safety features, but only one can be the best suited for your needs. Learn about the differences between the BMW 5 Series and the Lexus GS, and discover which sedan is best for you. Contact us today with any questions. We are happy to assist you!


When you’re behind the wheel of a high-end sedan you expect exceptional performance. Neither of these vehicles will disappoint, but the 5 Series has the advantage. When comparing base models, the 5 Series gets a boost at 248 horsepower while the GS sits at 241 horsepower. The 5 Series also has a better fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined, greater than the EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined of the GS.

While the GS does have all-wheel drive options, they’re not quite as advanced as the xDrive system of the 5 Series. Available at every single trim level, including the hybrids, the xDrive system puts control firmly in your hands. The car’s traction is enhanced substantially as the system detects road conditions and makes adjustments automatically on the fly.


Being high-end sedans, both of these cars are packed with incredible tech. However, the GS can’t match up to the iDrive 6.0 system of the 5 Series. The GS may be able to boast an oversized screen, but the iDrive 6.0 has state of the art natural language understanding and Optional Gesture Control. Navigating roads and your infotainment system has never been easier.

Another one of the most impressive features of the 5 Series is the Remote Control Parking. If you get the 540i or M550i xDrive model, you can park your car without even being in it. See that small parking space that you could fit into but not open your door? It’s yours. Just get out of your car in front of the space and use your key fob to park the car. When it’s time to go, you can recall your car out of the spot and get in with plenty of room.


When you own a car, you see the interior more than anything else. You can expect luxury from both of these sedans, but one is superior. In terms of space, they’re generally the same, where the 5 Series has only a slight advantage in headroom and trunk space. These differences are by fractions of inches and cubic feet respectively.

The real difference occurs when you go up in trim level. As the GS’ power increases, the  available space inside decreases with reduced legroom by several inches, especially in the back. The major change comes with the trunk space. While the 5 Series maintains its 18.7 cubic feet, the GS drops down to 14 cubic feet.

Test Drive the 2018 BMW 5 Series

While both of these sedans are incredible, the 5 Series is the clear winner in the BMW 5 Series vs. Lexus GS matchup. Reading about it can only give you a limited understanding, however. The only real way to learn what the 5 Series can offer is to experience it for yourself. If you live in Manhattan, Queens or Bronx, you can do just that at BMW of Manhattan.

Our friendly team is ready to offer all the help and knowledge you need to find the best vehicle for you. Visit us or call (877) 855-4607 to schedule your test drive today!