TTAC Comparison: Lexus GS 350 AWD vs. BMW 528i xDrive

Lexus GS 350 F Sport vs BMW 528i xDrive

Right after my complaint about the constant Audi A6/Lexus GS comparisons, The Truth About Cars has something different — the BMW 528i xDrive vs. the Lexus GS 350 F Sport AWD.

(Spoiler alert — the GS F Sport “best combines performance and luxury”, and takes the top spot.)

Read the TTAC Comparison Test


  • buddy

    hmm I notice all these articles that compare the gs to its competitors they are reluctant to say that lexus is better than the bmw. I can’t believe they said that the528xi is better than the lexus. MT showed that the gs even beat out the a6 n 535i. Typical BMW D@CKS 

    • Lexus LFA

      Not overall just in some handling aspects they implied that the Lexus was better

  • Walter

    it funny, they dont want to say it. lexus win. BMW should really fear the next lexus IS

    • krew

      I don’t have anything to base this on, but I think the next IS is going to be something special.

      • Brad

        Same here,but the current model is so good already that my imagination just seems incapable of invisioning the next model.I am not sure if I can wait any longer!

      • Lexus LFA

        im just waiting for lexus to amaze and surprise me with the new series 3 killing machine

      • Yosafbridge

         Imagine an IS350 with all the F-Sport tuning parts and more powerful engine. That’s how good the new IS will be right out of the factory.

      • F1

        I have recentley driven the 2012 IS350 F-sports and it was an incredible car..

        The performance was truly spectacular, everything was perfect, handling was sharp the car was very fast and had a beautiful growl when you floor it..

        Design was nice and I terror was very nice..

        It’s hard to imagine that the IS is 7-yrs old car!

  • Ljn71

    I’m counting down the days until May 21st. That’s when my local dealer will get the first new GS; a black 450h F Sport with red interior. Drool-o-rama! 

    • buddy

      Is the US getting a 450h f-sport? I read somewhere that the us isn’t getting this variant

  • F1

    Also it is worth mentioning that the IS350 is faster then BMW 335i, from 0-60mph the IS350 is faster..

    The 335i feels heavy, the IS350 just seems to cruise effortlessly and acceleration is extreme and without hesitation  

  • ydooby

    I think the GS handles worse in this particular comparison because it’s the AWD version. Toyota/Lexus’s AWD is never known for its on-road performance. Quite the opposite actually. Hopefully Toyota/Lexus will put some effort in developing an AWD system worthy of this century. Don’t think they improved it much since the 90’s.