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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 SWB 740iA 17 24 $53,920 $60,850
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 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
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 62.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 56.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 22.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.55
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 42.0
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size P235/60R16 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T3P
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4255 3997
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Engine
Fuel System EFI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
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,
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Executive
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Lincoln Town Car
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Link Four-bar-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Air springs
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
 
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