When you're looking for a chic luxury car for cruising around Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, or Sterling Heights, Michigan, BMW of Rochester Hills can deliver it. We're experts in the BMW brand and we are well aware of the technical prowess and timeless beauty innate in our cars-so yes, we're partial.

However, we've created this comparison of the BMW 5 Series vs. Lexus ES 350-another popular luxury sedan in this class-to give you a chance to choose a favorite. Which one will satisfy your appetite for the best things in life?

First-Rate Engineering

Both the BMW and Lexus sedans are precisely engineered and capable of providing top-notch performance for your commuting, socializing, and basic travel needs. Each one even comes with a form of All-Wheel Drive (AWD) that distributes power to the wheels as needed.

However, the BMW is a much more specialized machine that stands taller when it comes to high-level performance. See the table below for a glance at the power each vehicle offers.

BMW 5 Series vs Lexus ES 350


BMW 5 Series

Lexus ES 350

Maximum Horsepower

617 HP

302 HP

0-60 Acceleration

3.2 seconds

6.6 seconds

While the Lexus can generate a maximum of 302 horsepower and go from 0-60 MPH in 6.6 seconds, the BMW can get up to 617 horsepower and sprint from 0-60 MPH in less than half the time-3.2 seconds.

The Lexus AWD offers a 50/50 torque distribution. Yet the BMW has that signature xDrive Intelligent AWD which distributes torque to each tire as needed, based on road conditions. All in all, the BMW is prepared for a wider variety of driving possibilities.

Superior Creature Comforts

Imagine cruising down the highway for a show at the Symphony Orchestra in the city or opening night for a new museum exhibit. You could enjoy an evening of the arts, sophisticated dining, and utmost comfort afterwards inside the BMW 5 series or the Lexus ES 350.

Each vehicle offers a beautiful interior that will leaving you feeling inspired. Plus, each one will let you open up the moonroof and catch some wind in your hair as you drive home on a pleasant evening.

Yet, only the BMW offers you available, contoured M Sport seating. These are made to hug your body in all the right places and are ergonomically designed to optimal comfort. Unlike the seats in the Lexus which come in semi-aniline leather, the BMW seating has standard SensaTec and available Merino Leather.

Entertainment that Wows

In both the BMW and Lexus sedans, you'll enjoy state-of-the-art entertainment technology with all the modern connectivity options that you've come to expect. For example, each car comes with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability.

Each car also has standard Bluetooth® Wireless technology with smartphone connectivity. The Lexus comes with a free trial of SiriusXM® while the BMW has a standard trial of SiriusXM® with 360L which offers more channels and more streaming options.

The Lexus has a standard 10-speaker Premium Audio System by Lexus while the BMW comes with a standard HiFi Sound System with 12 speakers. In the BMW, the quality of your music will be noticeably clearer, and you'll have more listening options, too.

Choose Between the BMW 5 Series and the Lexus ES 350

At BMW of Rochester Hills, we've only begun to show you the differences between the BMW 5 Series and Lexus ES 350 sedans. You'll need to stop by our dealership to decide for yourself which car would best complement your lifestyle around Sterling Heights, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township, MI.

Call us today to schedule your test drive and choose!

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