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Selected Style 4-Door HB
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Body Style

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 27 $67,500 $75,200
4-Door HB S 16 24 $81,120 $90,300
4-Door HB S Hybrid 22 30 $85,320 $95,000
4-Door HB 4 18 26 $71,640 $79,800
4-Door HB 4S 16 24 $85,500 $95,200
4-Door HB Turbo 15 23 $122,850 $136,700
4-Door HB Turbo S 15 23 $155,700 $173,200
4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 17 25 $65,320 $71,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 15 22 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 14 20 $80,315 $87,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 17 25 $69,460 $75,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 14 22 $81,145 $88,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 14 20 $83,905 $91,200
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 SWB 14 22 $112,790 $122,600
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive 14 20 $115,550 $125,600
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 LWB 14 22 $116,380 $126,500
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive 14 20 $119,140 $129,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 19 $126,315 $137,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i ActiveHybrid 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li ActiveHybrid 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,500
$65,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,200
$71,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1253 / month
$1183 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Bucking tradition and the ordinary, the 2012 Porsche Panamera mostly succeeds in being an excellent large fastback sedan. The 2012 BMW 7-Series is the Bavarian automaker's flagship model, and it cleverly wraps vast interior space, industry-leading tech, and the expected BMW fleet-footedness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.9 59.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.0 106
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.4 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 115.0 120.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 83.2 74.9
Track Width, Front (in) 65.3 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 195.7 199.8
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 44.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.1 13.6 x 0.94
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.4 14.7 x 1.42
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 21.7
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1-13.8 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.3 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size 275/45R18 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size 245/50R18 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3880 4101
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 3750 332 @ 1500-4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6200 326 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.57 3.40
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.59 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.97 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.01 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Hatchback 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Porsche Panamera BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
 
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