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Selected Style 740IA 4-Door Sedan SWB
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LWB 740il 17 24 $56,730 $64,800
4-Door Sedan LWB 750il 15 20 $79,735 $91,100
4-Door Sedan SWB 740iA 17 24 $53,920 $60,850
4-Door Sedan Executive
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Executive 17 25 $32,890 $37,280
4-Door Sedan Signature 17 25 $34,920 $39,640
4-Door Sedan Cartier 17 25 $37,982 $43,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,920
$32,890
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,850
$37,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1014 / month
$621 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 56.6 57.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.7 41.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 116.0
Second Hip Room (in) 56.6 57.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 62.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 62.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.7 63.3
Wheelbase (in) 115.4 117.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 76.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.0
Length, Overall (in) 196.2 219
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 22.3
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.55
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.7 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 44.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 42.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R16 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T3P
Front Tire Size P235/60R16 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size P235/60R16 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T3P
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4255 3997
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 3900 265 @ 3250
Engine Order Code NA 99W
Displacement 4.4L/268 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 282 @ 5700 190 @ 4250
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 2.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.68 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.24 1.56
Trans Order Code NA 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Lincoln Town Car
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Executive
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Link Four-bar-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Air springs
 
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