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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 4.3L
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 15.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 23
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 17.8
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/60HR16 225/60R16
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4255 4090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8.0 Full-Size
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
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 - City (MPG) 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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