Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2013 BMW 7-Series

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2013 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
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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
$86,397
$67,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$73,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / month
$1227 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
9.4
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
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
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
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 106
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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)
64.5 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 120.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.9
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 40.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.100
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P245/50R18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4729 4310
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct 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
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Turbocharged Gas I6
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
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
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.839
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.667
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class BMW 7 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 (Est) 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.0
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 10.8

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