Compare 1999 BMW 7-Series vs 1999 Mercedes-Benz E Class

1999 BMW 7-Series
1999 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan 740iA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 740iA 17 23 $55,465 $62,400
4-Door Sedan 740il 17 23 $58,305 $66,400
4-Door Sedan 750il 13 20 $80,780 $92,100
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 36 $36,890 $42,400
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 30 $40,190 $46,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $41,060 $47,200
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 28 $42,620 $48,990
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $43,490 $49,990
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 19 26 $44,630 $51,300
4-Door Sedan 5.4L AMG 16 23 $60,120 $69,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,465
$36,890
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,400
$42,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1040 / month
$707 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.3 95
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
115.4 111.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 189.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 15.3
Brakes
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 - 11.8 x 1.1
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 - 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/60R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4255 3640
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3900 244 @ 1600-3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
282 @ 5700 174 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Diesel I6
Fuel System
EFI Turbocharged EMFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.46
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)
3.57 3.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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