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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4.3L
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Trim

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
745i 4-Door Sedan
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large large
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 58.4
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 203.1 198.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 18.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.3 23.3
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55HR17 P245/50VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4160 4376
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 5750 325 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class BMW 7 Series
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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