Compare 2010 BMW 7-Series vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2010 BMW 7-Series
2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 750Li RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li RWD 14 21 $79,030 $85,900
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li xDrive AWD 14 20 $81,790 $88,900
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 15 22 $75,440 $82,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 14 20 $78,200 $85,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 760Li RWD 13 19 $126,040 $137,000
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4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD 19 25 $81,794 $87,950
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 14 21 $87,978 $94,600
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 15 23 $85,188 $91,600
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 11 17 $139,221 $149,700
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG RWD 11 18 $124,202 $133,550
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 65 AMG RWD 11 17 $187,070 $201,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,030
$81,794
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,900
$87,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1432 / month
$1466 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Call us converts: The latest 2010 BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes from exclusive to earth-friendly to exotically fast-in just a couple hundred thousand dollars.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115 105.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
126.4 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
205.3 206.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 19.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.6 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.5
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)
14.7 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 17.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4641 4474
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 5500-6400 295 combined
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
DI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
450 @ 1800-4500 284 combined
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
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
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integral-V NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Four-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 8.9

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