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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $44,501 $47,850
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,151 $50,700
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AWD 17 23 $52,127 $56,050
4-Door Sedan 5.4L AMG 17 24 $65,379 $70,300
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $45,245 $48,650
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,895 $51,500
740iA 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 740iA 17 23 $56,770 $62,900
4-Door Sedan 740iL 17 23 $60,370 $66,900
4-Door Sedan 750iL 13 20 $83,050 $92,100
4-Door Sedan Protection 740iL 17 23 $89,620 $99,400
4-Door Sedan Protection 750iL 13 20 $112,120 $124,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,501
$56,770
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,850
$62,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$798 / month
$1048 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 100.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 13.0
Brakes
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
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 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 16.9
Tires
Front Tire Size 215/55HR16 P235/60HR16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P235/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55HR16 P235/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3460 4255
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size 16 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 232 @ 3000-4800 324 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 221 @ 5600 282 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 7 Series
Suspension
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 Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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