Compare 2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2014 BMW 7-Series

2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 17 26 $87,792 $94,400
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $87,792 $94,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 16 26 $90,582 $97,400
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC S 550 16 24 $111,507 $119,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 63 AMG 15 23 $131,549 $141,450
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC S 63 AMG 15 23 $149,637 $160,900
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 13 21 $155,217 $166,900
4-Door Sedan RWD S 65 AMG 13 20 $206,460 $222,000
2-Door Coupe RWD S 65 AMG 13 20 $214,737 $230,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD 740i
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
$87,792
$68,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$94,400
$74,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1573 / month
$1233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the addition of a beautiful, expressive new Coupe, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no longer just the best sedan in the world; it's now a family of flagship models. 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
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
43 38.4
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 59.2
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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 Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
449 @ 5250 315 @ 5800
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
427 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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class BMW 7 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.1 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 17.7

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