Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2003 BMW 7-Series

2003 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2003 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $67,518 $72,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 4.3L 16 22 $70,215 $75,500
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 22 $75,330 $81,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 5.0L 16 21 $78,027 $83,900
4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $99,045 $106,500
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 13 19 $112,102 $120,540
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4-Door Sedan 745i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 745i 18 26 $62,495 $68,500
4-Door Sedan 745Li 18 26 $66,135 $72,500
4-Door Sedan 760Li 15 23 $105,540 $115,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,518
$62,495
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,600
$68,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1210 / month
$1142 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 58.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 36.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.0 100.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
203.1 198.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
121.5 117.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 74.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 1.3 13.7 x 1.18
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)
11.8 x 0.9 13.6 x 0.94
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)
23.3 23.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.8
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.07
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55HR17 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR17 P245/50VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4160 4376
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front 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)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 5750 325 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4400 330 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3L/260 4.4L/268
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.52
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-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
Independent 5-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Double-Pivot Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs

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