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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S550 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
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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 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 RWD ActiveHybrid 7 L N/A N/A $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 20 $129,445 $140,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 740Li xDrive 19 28 $74,150 $80,600
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1227 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it. The 2013 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally fleet-footed for such a spacious, luxurious, and technologically advanced car.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 59.2
Second Leg Room (in) 43 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 106
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.8 74.9
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 206.5 199.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.8 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 124.6 120.9
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 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 13.6 x 0.9
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40 40.0
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.100
Tires
Front Tire Size P255/45HR18 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45HR18 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4729 4310
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 18 x 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 210
Engine
Engine Type Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 516 @ 1800 330 @ 1300-4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.7 L/285 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 449 @ 5250 315 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 28
Transmission
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.839
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.667
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.714
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.077
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
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.667
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5.0 (Est) - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 (Est) 8.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.0
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 10.8
 
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