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Selected Style 745i 4-Door Sedan
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan 4.3L
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $67,518 $72,600
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 22 $75,330 $81,000
4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $99,045 $106,500
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 13 19 $112,102 $120,540
4-Door Sedan AWD 4.3L 16 22 $70,215 $75,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 5.0L 16 21 $78,027 $83,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,495
$67,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$68,500
$72,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1142 / month
$1210 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
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
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 198.0 203.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 57.2
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
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-Assisted 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 23.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
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 225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR18 225/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4376 4160
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 325 @ 6100 275 @ 5750
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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
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 4-Link Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Pivot Strut Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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