Compare 2000 BMW 7-Series vs 2000 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2000 BMW 7-Series
2000 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 740iA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 740iA 17 23 $56,320 $62,400
4-Door Sedan 740iL 17 23 $59,920 $66,400
4-Door Sedan 750iL 13 20 $83,050 $92,100
4-Door Sedan Protection 740iL 17 23 $94,570 $99,400
4-Door Sedan Protection 750iL 13 20 $116,965 $124,400
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $64,821 $69,700
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $72,400 $77,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,320
$64,821
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,400
$69,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1040 / month
$1162 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 105.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 59.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 203.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
115.4 121.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
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 - 13.1 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 23
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 17.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR16 225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/60R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR16 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 4090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8.0 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8.0 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
324 @ 3700 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 4.3L/260
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
282 @ 5400 275 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 2.82
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 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.41
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 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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