Compare 2001 BMW 7-Series vs 2001 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2001 BMW 7-Series
2001 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 $56,770 $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 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $65,844 $70,800
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $73,424 $78,950
4-Door Sedan AMG 16 22 $91,140 $98,000
4-Door Sedan 6.0L 15 23 $106,020 $114,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,770
$65,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,900
$70,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1048 / month
$1180 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 203.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 15.4
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 23
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 38.4
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 225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR16 225/60R16
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 4090
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 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
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)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
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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