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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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TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 196.2 189.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 56.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 15.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 21.1
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.7 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/60R16 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size P235/60R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R16 215/55R16
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 3640
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 100
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Diesel I6
Fuel System EFI Turbocharged EMFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 26
Transmission
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
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)
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz E-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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