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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 3.2L SWB
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Engine

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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 6.0L 13 19 $113,360 $130,300
2-Door Coupe 6.0L 13 20 $115,970 $133,300
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 16 22 $64,290 $73,900
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 15 21 $76,120 $87,500
2-Door Coupe 5.0L 15 22 $79,950 $91,900
4-Door Sedan 3.2L LWB 17 24 $57,940 $66,600
4-Door Sedan 3.2L SWB 17 24 $55,070 $63,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,920
$55,070
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,850
$63,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1014 / month
$1055 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 61.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 56.6 57.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.7 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 108.1
Second Hip Room (in) 56.6 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 61.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.0
Length, Overall (in) 196.2 201.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.7 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 115.4 119.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 74.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 15.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - 11.4 x .48
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 - 12.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 41.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/60R16 225/60R16
Spare Tire Size P235/60R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R16 225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4255 4480
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 120.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 3900 232 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.4L/268 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 282 @ 5700 228 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.24 2.19
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.59
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.68 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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