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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S400 Hybrid RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid 19 25 $81,794 $87,950
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 23 $85,188 $91,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 14 21 $87,978 $94,600
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 11 18 $124,202 $133,550
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 11 17 $139,221 $149,700
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 11 17 $187,070 $201,150
4-Door Sedan 750i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 15 22 $75,440 $82,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 14 20 $78,200 $85,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 14 21 $79,030 $85,900
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 14 20 $81,790 $88,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 19 $126,040 $137,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$81,794
$75,440
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$87,950
$82,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1466 / month
$1367 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes from exclusive to earth-friendly to exotically fast-in just a couple hundred thousand dollars. Call us converts: The latest 2010 BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 60.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 42.3 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 60.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.2 106
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 124.6 120.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 74.9
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 206.5 199.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 19.8 14
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.5 14.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.3 14.7 x - TBD -
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) 23.8 21.7
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45R18 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45R18 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4474 4564
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Turbocharged Gas V8
Fuel System SFI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 284 combined 450 @ 1800-4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 295 combined 400 @ 5500-6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 15
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.23 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Integral-V
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 3
 
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