2007 BMW 550i vs. Infiniti M45, Lexus GS450h, M-B E550 — Comparison Tests

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2007 BMW 550i vs. Infiniti Lexus GS450h, M-B E550

Horses: Four upscale to ward off old-guy blues.

In country bard Tom T. Hall the fundamental needs of men advancing what is politely called age. The song was Faster and Hall’s refrain boiled down to the four essentials of the older guy:

It’s horses,

Younger women,


And more money.

to argue with that ain’t it, boys? But what’s the connection? Just this. The in this comparison seem the of the faster horses in Hall’s lament. In this context, talking faster than the of the herd, or at least most of it. The who pop for rides such as these necessarily interested in going down twisty lanes traveled. The occasional joyous at the throttle, sure. The carefree on deep power reserves some mouth breather will not give up the left

Beyond that, it’s the possession of a device that’s of pinning everyone against the High lateral g and brisk response are all very well, but really matters is a herd of ponies faster ponies the hood of an upscale sedan looks like an upscale But not too upscale. None of that S-class or BMW 7-series stuff, that make the stockholders We don’t want ostentation y’all. Just a little with enough juice that right-foot faucet to it interesting.

Lexus GS 450h

We found four horses seem to answer this set of very well. They’re not sedans in the sense of the real in this size class: the BMW M5, the E63 AMG. But when you get into the region, you know they’re far ordinary. And three of them are faster.

The BMW 550i, for example, got a new and potent 4.8-liter V-8 for 2006. with the 7-series sedan, it the previously employed 4.4-liter in the and bumps output from 325 and 330 pound-feet of torque to 360 in each commodity (although the change altered the arcane logic of still-mystifying model designations).

The Mercedes E550 also a substantial power gain its predecessor, the E500. Most of the updates to this bread-and-butter family are understated, but there’s subtle about the robust of the E550’s new 5.5-liter V-8, whomps up 382 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of compared with 302 and 339 for the previous And there’s a seven-speed automatic to the most of the big power increase.

In to its Germanic competitors, the Lexus is a faster horse of a different color, one that’s unique in class and wasn’t even on the screen when Tom T. created his of must-haves for life beyond The little h stands for hybrid, an realm where Lexus’s Toyota, has scored big points the green-minded, far and wide. Powered by a gasoline V-6 with assist a pair of DC electric motors, the plays to the environmental nags at the same time, opens up new in performance. Lexus presents car as a sport model, and the basic is road burning with a conscience.

Although all the faces here are the only one that’s a real is the Infiniti M45. As faster go, it’s essentially the same we tested in a May 2005 comparison Sedans ] that involved of all the cars assembled here, as as four others. You might why the M45 made the cut for this smaller when it’s no faster or than our 2005 test Here’s the answer: The M45 emerged at the top of the in that ’05 showdown, and it to defend its title against tougher competition.

Once our elite little was rounded up, we piled in and headed for the hills of southeast Ohio. daytime temperatures and humidity near the 100 mark, we rode hard. When we got back to Hogback and tallied up the score there were some including a near photo Also, pursuant to Mr. Hall’s concerning faster horses, we one big truth: None of these will stem the advance of age. But any one of them will the going a lot more pleasurable, more than others. is which? Read on. As for the younger etc. we leave those to

Lexus GS 450h
Lexus GS 450h
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