Compare 2005 BMW 7-Series vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2005 BMW 7-Series
2005 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 745i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 745i 18 26 $63,790 $69,900
4-Door Sedan 745Li 18 26 $67,430 $73,900
4-Door Sedan 760i 15 23 $100,190 $109,900
4-Door Sedan 760Li 15 23 $106,925 $117,300
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 26 $70,029 $75,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 4.3L 17 22 $70,029 $75,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $78,027 $83,900
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 24 $78,027 $83,900
4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $103,558 $111,900
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 12 19 $116,018 $124,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$63,790
$70,029
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$75,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$1255 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 105.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 59.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62
Wheelbase (in)
117.7 122
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.0 203
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 15.4
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 1.18 13.0 x - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.3 23.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.07 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 19.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.8 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
4376 4160
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 3600 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 4.3L/260
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
325 @ 6100 275 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Strut Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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/Coil Springs

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