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 Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 59.2
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 105.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.6
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
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)
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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)
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 - City (MPG)
18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
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
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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