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Selected Style 740IA 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 740il 17 23 $58,305 $66,400
4-Door Sedan 750il 13 20 $80,780 $92,100
4-Door Sedan 740iA 17 23 $55,465 $62,400
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 3.0L Diesel 26 36 $36,890 $42,400
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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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