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 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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