Compare 2002 BMW 7-Series vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2002 BMW 7-Series
2002 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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Sedan 745i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 745i 18 26 $61,905 $67,850
Sedan 745Li 18 26 $65,545 $71,850
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $66,820 $71,850
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $74,586 $80,200
4-Door Sedan AMG 16 23 $92,535 $99,500
4-Door Sedan 6.0L 15 22 $107,136 $115,200
4-Door Sedan 5.0L Guard 16 23 $144,336 $155,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,905
$66,820
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$67,850
$71,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1131 / month
$1198 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 37.6
Second Leg Room (in)
43.0 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 105.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 59.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.0 203.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
117.7 121.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.94 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 1.18 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)
23.3 23.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.8 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.07 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 225/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 225/60HR16
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)
4376 4133
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 3600 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 4.3L/260
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
325 @ 6100 275 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
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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