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

2005 BMW 7-Series
2005 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 $67,430 $73,900
7 Series 745i 4-Door Sedan 18 26 $63,790 $69,900
7 Series 760Li 4-Door Sedan 15 23 $106,925 $117,300
7 Series 760i 4-Door Sedan 15 23 $100,190 $109,900
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 26 $70,029 $75,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L 4MATIC 17 22 $70,029 $75,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 24 $78,027 $83,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 4MATIC 16 22 $78,027 $83,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L 12 19 $116,018 $124,750
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $103,558 $111,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,430
$70,029
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,900
$75,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1232 / 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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.9
Second Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.0 105.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62
Wheelbase (in)
123.2 122
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)
203.5 203
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.94 11.8 x - TBD -
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
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)
41.3 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4464 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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
325 @ 6100 275 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
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
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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

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