Compare 2009 BMW 7-Series vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2009 BMW 7-Series
2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 750i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 750i 15 22 $73,875 $80,300
4-Door Sedan 750Li 14 21 $77,465 $84,200
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4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V8 14 22 $83,096 $89,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.5L V8 14 21 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L V8 AMG 11 17 $122,156 $131,350
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V12 11 17 $137,128 $147,450
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.0L V12 AMG 11 17 $185,024 $198,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,875
$83,096
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$80,300
$89,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1338 / month
$1489 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
A less radical shape does wonders for the 2009 BMW 7-Series' appeal, though the dense layers of electronics require some patience and practice. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the best vehicles in the world—but you’ll pay for it.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106 109.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 205.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 16.3
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)
14.5 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.25
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 23.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4564 4465
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Twin-Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
DI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
450 @ 1800-4500 391 @ 2800 - 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 5.5L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 5500-6400 382 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
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)
3.46 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA 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)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integral-V w/5-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/4-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3

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