Compare 2014 BMW 7-Series vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2014 BMW 7-Series
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 19 29 $68,080 $74,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 19 29 $71,760 $78,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 740Li xDrive 19 28 $74,520 $81,000
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 7 L 22 30 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 17 25 $80,315 $87,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 16 24 $83,075 $90,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 16 25 $83,720 $91,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 16 24 $86,480 $94,000
4-Door Sedan SWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $118,035 $128,300
4-Door Sedan SWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $120,795 $131,300
4-Door Sedan LWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $121,625 $132,200
4-Door Sedan LWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $124,385 $135,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 20 $129,905 $141,200
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4-Door Sedan RWD S550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,080
$86,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,000
$92,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1233 / month
$1548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW 7-Series is not just luxurious and comfortable, but exceptionally quick and technologically advanced. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 59.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 43
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.9
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.7 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.5 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 13.2
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)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4344 4729
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
332 @ 1300 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5800 449 @ 5250
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 (Est) 9.1 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0 (Est)

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