Compare 2015 BMW 7-Series vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2015 BMW 7-Series
2015 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 $68,580 $74,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 19 29 $72,260 $78,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 740Li xDrive 19 28 $75,020 $81,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 740Ld xDrive 23 31 $76,400 $82,500
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 7 L 22 30 $78,055 $84,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 17 25 $80,815 $87,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 16 24 $83,575 $90,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 16 25 $84,220 $91,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 16 24 $86,980 $94,000
4-Door Sedan SWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $118,535 $128,300
4-Door Sedan SWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $121,295 $131,300
4-Door Sedan LWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $122,125 $132,200
4-Door Sedan LWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $124,885 $135,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 20 $130,405 $141,200
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4-Door Sedan RWD S550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 17 26 $87,792 $94,400
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $87,792 $94,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 16 26 $90,582 $97,400
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC S550 16 24 $111,507 $119,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S63 AMG 15 23 $131,549 $141,450
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC S63 AMG 15 23 $149,637 $160,900
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 13 21 $155,217 $166,900
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 13 20 $206,460 $222,000
2-Door Coupe RWD S65 AMG 13 20 $214,737 $230,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,580
$87,792
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,000
$94,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1233 / month
$1573 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally quick and technologically advanced, but also very luxurious and wonderfully comfortable. With the addition of a beautiful, expressive new Coupe, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no longer just the best sedan in the world; it's now a family of flagship models.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 43
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.8
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.7 -
Brakes
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)
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
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 Size
P245/50VR18 P255/45HR18
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4344 4729
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.8

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