Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1999 BMW 7-Series

1999 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 36 $36,890 $42,400
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 30 $40,190 $46,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $41,060 $47,200
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 28 $42,620 $48,990
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $43,490 $49,990
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 19 26 $44,630 $51,300
4-Door Sedan 5.4L AMG 16 23 $60,120 $69,100
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4-Door Sedan 740iA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 740iA 17 23 $55,465 $62,400
4-Door Sedan 740il 17 23 $58,305 $66,400
4-Door Sedan 750il 13 20 $80,780 $92,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,890
$55,465
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$62,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$1040 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 100.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 196.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 115.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 73.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 12.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.4 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 38.1
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P235/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P235/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P235/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 4255
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 16 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 4400 282 @ 5700
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Turbocharged EMFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 1600-3000 310 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.4L/268
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 23
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.80
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.51
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 7 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar

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