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2012 BMW 7-Series Change Remove
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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
4-Door Sedan Signature
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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
4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $62,219 $67,630
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $64,339 $69,935
4-Door Sedan RWD L 16 24 $67,323 $73,175
4-Door Sedan AWD L 16 23 $69,443 $75,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,320
$55,134
$62,219
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$71,000
$59,000
$67,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1183 / month
$983 / month
$1127 / 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. The 2012 Lexus LS sedans combine executive-class interior appointments and long-haul comfort with noteworthy tech features; but driving enjoyment is missing.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Cars Midsize cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 38.9 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.7 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 59.1 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106 109.3 103.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.1 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 58.0 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 45.1 43.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.5 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 74.4 73.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 63.8 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 203.1 199.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 58.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 64.1 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 120.9 119.9 116.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 16.7 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 x 1.42 13.6 x 1.2 13.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.94 12.4 x 0.8 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 20.3 22.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) NA 2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.1 15.5 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 39.6 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Electro-Hydraulic Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/50R18 P275/40R19 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50R18 P245/45R19 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size NA T155/80R18 P235/50R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4101 4449-4555 4244
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 18 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 x 9.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 180 100
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 332 @ 1500-4500 376 @ 5000 367 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 5.0L/307 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 326 @ 5800 429 @ 6400 380 @ 6400
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.177 1.46
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.831 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 3.795 4.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.652 0.82
Clutch Size (in) NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.613 1.86
Trans Type 6 8 8
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.000 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.467 2.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.473 2.72
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.571 0.68
Trans Order Code NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.538 2.93
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Hyundai Equus Lexus LS 460
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Air w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Integral-V Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Air w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 9.8 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3 3
 
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