Compare 2012 BMW 7-Series vs 2012 Porsche Panamera

2012 BMW 7-Series
2012 Porsche Panamera
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4-Door Sedan RWD 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 17 25 $65,320 $71,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 17 25 $69,460 $75,500
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 750Li 14 22 $81,145 $88,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 14 20 $83,905 $91,200
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 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
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 27 $67,500 $75,200
4-Door HB 4 18 26 $71,640 $79,800
4-Door HB S 16 24 $81,120 $90,300
4-Door HB S Hybrid 22 30 $85,320 $95,000
4-Door HB 4S 16 24 $85,500 $95,200
4-Door HB Turbo 15 23 $122,850 $136,700
4-Door HB Turbo S 15 23 $155,700 $173,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,320
$67,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$71,000
$75,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1183 / month
$1253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
8.2
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. Bucking tradition and the ordinary, the 2012 Porsche Panamera mostly succeeds in being an excellent large fastback sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
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 83.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 195.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 55.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 44.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.7
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.94 13.0 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 275/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4101 3880
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 NA
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
332 @ 1500-4500 295 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
326 @ 5800 300 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
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 3.54
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 4.57
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Porsche Panamera
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Integral-V Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4

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