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Selected Style 740iA 4-Door Sedan
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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
4-Door Sedan 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $44,501 $47,850
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,151 $50,700
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
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $45,245 $48,650
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,895 $51,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,770
$44,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,900
$47,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1048 / month
$798 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
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
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
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 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 21.1
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 15.24
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 Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 -
 
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