Compare 2003 BMW 7-Series vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2003 BMW 7-Series
2003 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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745Li 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 745Li 4-Door Sedan 18 26 $66,135 $72,500
7 Series 745i 4-Door Sedan 18 26 $62,495 $68,500
7 Series 760Li 4-Door Sedan 15 23 $105,540 $115,800
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $67,518 $72,600
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L AWD 16 22 $70,215 $75,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 22 $75,330 $81,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L AWD 16 21 $78,027 $83,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L 13 19 $112,102 $120,540
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $99,045 $106,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,135
$67,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,500
$72,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1208 / month
$1210 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.0 105.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 59.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
203.5 203.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
123.2 121.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 1.18 13.1 x 1.3
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)
13.6 x 0.94 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.3 23.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.07 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 225/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4464 4160
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
325 @ 6100 275 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 3600 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 4.3L/260
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Strut Independent 4-Link

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