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

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2014 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan S550 RWD
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
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4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 19 29 $68,080 $74,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 19 29 $71,760 $78,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 740Li xDrive 19 28 $74,520 $81,000
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 7 L 22 30 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 17 25 $80,315 $87,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 16 24 $83,075 $90,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 16 25 $83,720 $91,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 16 24 $86,480 $94,000
4-Door Sedan SWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $118,035 $128,300
4-Door Sedan SWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $120,795 $131,300
4-Door Sedan LWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $121,625 $132,200
4-Door Sedan LWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $124,385 $135,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 20 $129,905 $141,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$86,397
$68,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$74,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / month
$1233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
9.2
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 2014 BMW 7-Series is not just luxurious and comfortable, but exceptionally quick and technologically advanced.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.2
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 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 65
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 120.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 -
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 199.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.8 58.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 14.5
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
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)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P245/50VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4729 4344
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 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800 332 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7 L/285 3.0 L/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 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 (Est) 8.1 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 17.7

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