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745i 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 745i 18 26 $62,495 $68,500
4-Door Sedan 745Li 18 26 $66,135 $72,500
4-Door Sedan 760Li 15 23 $105,540 $115,800
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic 17 25 $55,703 $62,200
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD LWB Automatic 17 25 $60,153 $67,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,495
$55,703
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$68,500
$62,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1142 / month
$1037 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
large 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 - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 99.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
117.7 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
198.0 198.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 17.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.94 9.6 x .40
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
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 12.3 x .98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.3 23.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.8 40.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.07 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P225/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P225/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P225/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4376 4068
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 3600 302 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 4.2L/255
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
325 @ 6100 310 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.91
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 3.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.51
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Audi A8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Trapezoidal link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Track-Rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Strut Four-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 -

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