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Compare the2024 BMW 7 SeriesVS 2022 Genesis G90

2024 BMW 7 Series
2022 Genesis G90

Safety

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Both the 7 Series and G90 have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The 7 Series has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The G90’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the 7 Series are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The G90 doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The 7 Series has a standard PostCrash iBrake, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The G90 doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Both the 7 Series and the G90 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors, available all wheel drive and around view monitors.

Warranty

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The 7 Series’ corrosion warranty is 5 years longer than the G90’s (12 vs. 7 years).

There are over 14 percent more BMW dealers than there are Genesis dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the 7 Series’ warranty.

Reliability

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the 7 Series’ reliability 20 points higher than the G90.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ January 2023 Auto Issue reports that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Genesis vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks BMW third in overall reliability. Genesis is ranked 12th.

Engine

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The 7 Series has more powerful engines than the G90:

Horsepower

Torque

740i 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid

375 HP

398 lbs.-ft.

750e 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid

483 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

760i 4.4 turbo V8 hybrid

536 HP

553 lbs.-ft.

G90 3.3T 3.3 turbo V6

365 HP

376 lbs.-ft.

G90 5.0 5.0 DOHC V8

420 HP

383 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the 740i 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid is faster than the Genesis G90:

7 Series

G90 3.3T

G90 5.0

Zero to 60 MPH

4.6 sec

5.4 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

13.2 sec

13.9 sec

13.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

106.5 MPH

100.7 MPH

103.1 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the 7 Series running its gasoline engine gets better mileage than the G90:

MPG

7 Series

RWD

740i 3.0 turbo 6-cyl. Hybrid

25 city/31 hwy

AWD

740i 3.0 turbo 6-cyl. Hybrid

25 city/31 hwy

4.4 turbo V8 Hybrid

18 city/25 hwy

G90

RWD

3.3 turbo V6

17 city/24 hwy

5.0 DOHC V8

16 city/24 hwy

AWD

3.3 turbo V6

17 city/24 hwy

5.0 DOHC V8

16 city/23 hwy

The 750e can travel with zero emissions for 35 miles. The G90 can’t move without running its internal combustion engine.

Regenerative brakes improve the 7 Series’ fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The G90 doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the 7 Series’ engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. If the conditions warrant or the driver wishes, the system can be manually disabled at any time for the duration of a trip. The G90 doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the BMW 7 Series higher (5 to 7 out of 10) than the Genesis G90 (3 to 5). This means the 7 Series produces up to 24.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the G90 every 15,000 miles.

Transmission

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The 7 Series’ launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The G90 doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the 7 Series’ brake rotors are larger than those on the G90:

7 Series

760i

G90 3.3T

G90 5.0

Front Rotors

14.7 inches

15.6 inches

14.2 inches

14.8 inches

Rear Rotors

13.6 inches

15.7 inches

13.4 inches

13.4 inches

The 7 Series stops much shorter than the G90:

7 Series

G90

70 to 0 MPH

160 feet

179 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

107 feet

122 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the 7 Series has larger tires than the G90 (F:255/45R20 & R:285/40R20 vs. F:245/45R19 & R:275/40R19).

The 7 Series’ optional 255/40R21 front and 285/35R21 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series front and 35 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the G90’s 45 series front and 40 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the 7 Series has standard 20-inch wheels. Only 19-inch wheels are available on the G90. The 7 Series offers optional 21-inch wheels.

Suspension and Handling

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The 7 Series 760i offers active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The G90 doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the 7 Series uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the G90, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The 760i offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Genesis doesn’t offer an active suspension on the G90.

The 7 Series has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The 7 Series’ height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The G90 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the 7 Series’ wheelbase is 2.2 inches longer than on the G90 (126.6 inches vs. 124.4 inches).

The 760i xDrive handles at .89 G’s, while the G90 5.0 pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The 740i executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the G90 3.3T AWD (26 seconds @ .71 average G’s vs. 26.9 seconds @ .67 average G’s).

Chassis

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The front grille of the 7 Series uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The G90 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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The 7 Series has 1.9 inches more front shoulder room, .6 inches more rear headroom and 5.5 inches more rear legroom than the G90.

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that BMW service is better than Genesis. J.D. Power ranks BMW 7th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 30% lower rating, Genesis is ranked 23rd.

Ergonomics

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The 7 Series’ instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The G90 does not have an oil pressure gauge.

If the windows are left open on the 7 Series the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the G90 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The 7 Series offers optional massaging front and rear seats in order to maximize comfort and eliminate fatigue on long trips. Massaging seats aren’t available in the G90.

The 7 Series’ Parking Assistant can parallel park by itself, with the driver only controlling the transmission and speed with the brake pedal. With its available fully controlled system, the driver just activates it and it parks autonomously, starting, stopping and changing direction automatically. Optional Remote Control Parking will park and retrieve your car remotely: press a button and watch it park itself. This is ideal for tight locations. The G90 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the 7 Series first among upper midsize premium cars in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The G90 isn’t in the top three in its category.

The BMW 7 Series outsold the Genesis G90 by over five to one during 2022.

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