Compare 2011 BMW 7-Series vs 2011 Porsche Panamera

2011 BMW 7-Series
2011 Porsche Panamera
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4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD 17 25 $69,045 $75,050
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD 17 25 $65,000 $70,650
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li ActiveHybrid RWD 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li RWD 14 22 $79,490 $86,400
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li xDrive AWD 14 20 $82,250 $89,400
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i ActiveHybrid RWD 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 15 22 $75,900 $82,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 14 20 $78,660 $85,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 760Li RWD 13 19 $126,315 $137,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB RWD 14 22 $115,830 $125,900
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive AWD 14 20 $118,590 $128,900
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB RWD 14 22 $112,240 $122,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive AWD 14 20 $115,000 $125,000
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 4-Door HB 18 27 $66,780 $74,400
Panamera 4-Door HB 4 18 26 $70,830 $78,900
Panamera 4-Door HB 4S 16 24 $85,050 $94,700
Panamera 4-Door HB S 16 24 $80,640 $89,800
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo 15 23 $121,590 $135,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,045
$66,780
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,050
$74,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1251 / month
$1240 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Call us converts: The latest BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio. There's not much ordinary or traditional about this phenomenal fastback, and that's mostly a good thing.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115 98.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 33.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
205.2 195.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
126.4 115.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 76.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 44.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x 1.42 14.2 x 1.4
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 13.0 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 13.8 - 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 39.3
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 245/50ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 275/45RZ18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4630 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4178 3880
Wheels
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 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
332 @ 1500-4500 295 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
326 @ 5800 300 @ 6200
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 5.97
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.01
Trans Type
6 7
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 4.57
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 3.31
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Porsche Panamera
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integral-V w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4

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