Compare 2012 Porsche Panamera vs 2012 BMW 7-Series

2012 Porsche Panamera
2012 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 27 $67,500 $75,200
4-Door HB 4 18 26 $71,640 $79,800
4-Door HB S 16 24 $81,120 $90,300
4-Door HB S Hybrid 22 30 $85,320 $95,000
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
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4-Door Sedan RWD 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 17 25 $65,320 $71,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 17 25 $69,460 $75,500
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 750Li 14 22 $81,145 $88,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 14 20 $83,905 $91,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i ActiveHybrid 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li ActiveHybrid 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,500
$65,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,200
$71,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1253 / month
$1183 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.4
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
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
115.0 120.9
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 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.1 13.6 x 0.94
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.7
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3880 4101
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 180
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
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
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Porsche Panamera BMW 7 Series
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4

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