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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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Drivetrain

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 5.0L 16 24 $78,027 $83,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $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
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.4
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 - 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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 62
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 198.0 203
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.0 15.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.3 23.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50VR18 225/55HR17
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
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 - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 150
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 26
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
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/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
 
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