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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 17 25 $65,320 $71,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 15 22 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 14 20 $80,315 $87,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 17 25 $69,460 $75,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 14 22 $81,145 $88,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 14 20 $83,905 $91,200
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 SWB 14 22 $112,790 $122,600
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive 14 20 $115,550 $125,600
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 LWB 14 22 $116,380 $126,500
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive 14 20 $119,140 $129,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 19 $126,315 $137,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i ActiveHybrid 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li ActiveHybrid 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Signature 16 24 $55,134 $59,000
4-Door Sedan Ultimate 16 24 $61,644 $66,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,320
$55,134
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$71,000
$59,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1183 / month
$983 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 BMW 7-Series is the Bavarian automaker's flagship model, and it cleverly wraps vast interior space, industry-leading tech, and the expected BMW fleet-footedness. The 2012 Hyundai Equus sounds like a warning shot--not literally, of course--over the bow of Lexus and Infiniti.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 58.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 45.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106 109.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 120.9 119.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 74.4
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 203.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 16.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.94 12.4 x 0.8
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 13.6 x 1.2
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 20.3
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Electro-Hydraulic Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) NA 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.1 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 39.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA T155/80R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50R18 P275/40R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50R18 P245/45R19
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) 4101 4449-4555
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 326 @ 5800 429 @ 6400
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 332 @ 1500-4500 376 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 5.0L/307
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.467
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.571
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.473
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.538
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.177
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.831
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.652
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 3.795
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.613
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.000
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Hyundai Equus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Integral-V Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3
 
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