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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 17 25 $65,000 $70,650
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 15 22 $75,900 $82,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 14 20 $78,660 $85,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i ActiveHybrid 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 17 25 $69,045 $75,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 14 22 $79,490 $86,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 14 20 $82,250 $89,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li ActiveHybrid 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 SWB 14 22 $112,240 $122,000
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 LWB 14 22 $115,830 $125,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 19 $126,315 $137,300
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive 14 20 $115,000 $125,000
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive 14 20 $118,590 $128,900
4-Door HB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 27 $66,780 $74,400
4-Door HB S 16 24 $80,640 $89,800
4-Door HB 4 18 26 $70,830 $78,900
4-Door HB 4S 16 24 $85,050 $94,700
4-Door HB Turbo 15 23 $121,590 $135,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,000
$66,780
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$70,650
$74,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1178 / month
$1240 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Call us converts: The latest BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio. There's not much ordinary or traditional about this phenomenal fastback, and that's mostly a good thing.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106 98.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 65.4
Wheelbase (in) 120.9 115.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 76.0
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 195.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 44.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.94 13.0 x 1.1
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 1.42 14.2 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 21.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.1 13.8 - 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 39.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50R18 275/45RZ18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50R18 245/50ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4630 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 220 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4101 3880
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 326 @ 5800 300 @ 6200
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System DI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 332 @ 1500-4500 295 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 4.57
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 3.31
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 5.97
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 2.01
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.00
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Porsche Panamera
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Integral-V w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
 
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