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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 $63,790 $69,900
4-Door Sedan 745Li 18 26 $67,430 $73,900
4-Door Sedan 760i 15 23 $100,190 $109,900
4-Door Sedan 760Li 15 23 $106,925 $117,300
4-Door Sedan 4.3L
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 26 $70,029 $75,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 4.3L 17 22 $70,029 $75,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $78,027 $83,900
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 24 $78,027 $83,900
4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $103,558 $111,900
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 12 19 $116,018 $124,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$63,790
$70,029
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$75,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$1255 / 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 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
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 - 59.9
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 40.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.0 105.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 59.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 57
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 62
Wheelbase (in) 117.7 122
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 73
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 62
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 198.0 203
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 - TBD -
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 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.3 23.2
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 19.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR18 225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50VR18 225/55HR17
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 4160
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.38 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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