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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
The Car Connection's Take
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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 196.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 13.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.4 12.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.2 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55HR16 P235/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55HR16 P235/60HR16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P235/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3460 4255
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 140
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Transmission
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
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,
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 7 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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