Compare 2008 BMW 7-Series vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2008 BMW 7-Series
2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 750i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 750i 17 25 $70,655 $76,800
4-Door Sedan 750Li 17 25 $73,510 $79,900
4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 15 23 $105,800 $115,000
4-Door Sedan 760Li 14 22 $114,170 $124,100
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4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V8 14 21 $80,631 $86,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.5L V8 14 20 $83,421 $89,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L V8 AMG 11 17 $118,110 $127,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V12 11 17 $134,106 $144,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.0L V12 AMG 11 17 $180,420 $194,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,655
$80,631
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$76,800
$86,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1280 / month
$1445 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Controversially styled, the 2008 BMW 7-Series still performs like a smaller sedan and carries rear passengers with ease. Hark! The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is loaded with top safety and comfort-oriented technologies and is one of the best luxury sedans in the world.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 109.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.4 205.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
117.7 124.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 16.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 1.18 13.2 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 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.07 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4486 4465
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.8L/293 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
360 @ 6300 382 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
360 @ 3400 391 @ 2800 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 21
Transmission
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 (R2 2.23)
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
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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/5-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Strut Independent

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