Compare 2014 BMW 7-Series vs 2014 Porsche Panamera

2014 BMW 7-Series
2014 Porsche Panamera
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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 HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 28 N/A $78,100
4-Door HB 4 18 27 N/A $82,800
4-Door HB S 17 27 N/A $93,200
4-Door HB 4S 17 27 N/A $98,300
4-Door HB S e-Hybrid 22 30 N/A $99,000
4-Door HB GTS 16 24 N/A $113,400
4-Door HB 4S Executive 17 26 N/A $125,600
4-Door HB Turbo 15 24 N/A $141,300
4-Door HB Turbo Executive 15 24 N/A $161,100
4-Door HB Turbo S 15 24 N/A $180,300
4-Door HB Turbo S Executive 15 24 N/A $200,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,080
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,000
$78,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1233 / month
$1302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW 7-Series is not just luxurious and comfortable, but exceptionally quick and technologically advanced. The 2014 Porsche Panamera adds to the desirability of an already heady mix of performance, style, and functionality.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 33.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 38
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 115
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 76
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 65.3
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 197.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 44.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.5 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 39.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P245/50YR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P275/45YR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4344 3902
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
332 @ 1300 295 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5800 310 @ 6200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.97
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.01
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.31
Trans Order Code
NA 250
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Porsche Panamera
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 (Est) 8.3 (Est)

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