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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 5.0L 16 22 $75,330 $81,000
4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $99,045 $106,500
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 13 19 $112,102 $120,540
4-Door Sedan AWD 4.3L 16 22 $70,215 $75,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 5.0L 16 21 $78,027 $83,900
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
The Car Connection's Take
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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
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.3 23.3
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 39.8
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 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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class BMW 7 Series
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link 4-Link
 
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