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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan W12 14 21 $124,157 $133,500
4-Door Sedan 18 28 $78,772 $84,700
4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 17 25 $65,320 $71,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 15 22 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 14 20 $80,315 $87,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 17 25 $69,460 $75,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 14 22 $81,145 $88,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 14 20 $83,905 $91,200
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 SWB 14 22 $112,790 $122,600
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive 14 20 $115,550 $125,600
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 LWB 14 22 $116,380 $126,500
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive 14 20 $119,140 $129,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 19 $126,315 $137,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i ActiveHybrid 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li ActiveHybrid 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$78,772
$65,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$84,700
$71,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1412 / month
$1183 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 BMW 7-Series is the Bavarian automaker's flagship model, and it cleverly wraps vast interior space, industry-leading tech, and the expected BMW fleet-footedness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 42.9 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 121.9 106
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 122.9 120.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 74.9
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 207.4 199.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x - TBD - 13.6 x 0.94
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.0 x - TBD - 14.7 x 1.42
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 21.7
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45R19 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45R19 P245/50R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4453 4101
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.7 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 372 @ 6800 326 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 328 @ 3500 332 @ 1500-4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.2L/254 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.32 3.40
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.20 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.52
Trans Type 8 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 0.87
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A8 L BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Integral-V
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
 
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