Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2013 BMW 7-Series

2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid 19 25 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 25 $88,350 $95,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 15 24 $91,140 $98,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 15 23 $130,200 $140,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 12 19 $149,079 $160,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 12 19 $197,160 $212,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 19 28 $67,710 $73,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 19 28 $71,390 $77,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 740Li xDrive 19 28 $74,150 $80,600
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 7 L 22 30 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 17 25 $79,855 $86,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 16 24 $82,615 $89,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 16 24 $83,260 $90,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 16 24 $86,020 $93,500
4-Door Sedan SWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 24 $117,850 $128,100
4-Door Sedan SWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $120,610 $131,100
4-Door Sedan LWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 24 $121,440 $132,000
4-Door Sedan LWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $124,200 $135,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 20 $129,445 $140,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$85,886
$67,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,350
$73,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1539 / month
$1227 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Covering its wide range of performance personalities, all with superb comfort and some of the world's top in-car tech, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class is one model you'll be as happy to be in as to be seen in. The 2013 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally fleet-footed for such a spacious, luxurious, and technologically advanced car.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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)
109.000 106
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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)
63.1 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.75 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 199.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 14.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.25 14.7 x 1.4
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 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.83 17.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
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 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4630 4310
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 210
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
284 @ 2400-5000 330 @ 1300-4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6000 315 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.23 3.077
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.667
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.839
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.714
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.106
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.285
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.295
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.143
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.667
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD -

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