Compare 2001 BMW 7-Series vs 2001 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 $56,770 $62,900
4-Door Sedan 740iL 17 23 $60,370 $66,900
4-Door Sedan 750iL 13 20 $83,050 $92,100
4-Door Sedan Protection 740iL 17 23 $89,620 $99,400
4-Door Sedan Protection 750iL 13 20 $112,120 $124,400
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $44,501 $47,850
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $45,245 $48,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,151 $50,700
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,895 $51,500
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AWD 17 23 $52,127 $56,050
4-Door Sedan 5.4L AMG 17 24 $65,379 $70,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,770
$44,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,900
$47,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1048 / month
$798 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 95
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 189.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 15.3
Brakes
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
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.1
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/60HR16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR16 215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR16 215/55HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4255 3460
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8.0 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8.0 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
324 @ 3700 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
282 @ 5400 221 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Transmission
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)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link 5-Link

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