Compare 2012 BMW 7-Series vs 2012 Hyundai Equus vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2012 BMW 7-Series
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2012 Hyundai Equus
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2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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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 $69,460 $75,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD 17 25 $65,320 $71,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li ActiveHybrid RWD 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li RWD 14 22 $81,145 $88,200
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li xDrive AWD 14 20 $83,905 $91,200
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i ActiveHybrid RWD 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 15 22 $77,555 $84,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 14 20 $80,315 $87,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 760Li RWD 13 19 $126,315 $137,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB RWD 14 22 $116,380 $126,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive AWD 14 20 $119,140 $129,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB RWD 14 22 $112,790 $122,600
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive AWD 14 20 $115,550 $125,600
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4-Door Sedan Signature
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equus 4-Door Sedan Signature 16 24 $55,134 $59,000
Equus 4-Door Sedan Ultimate 16 24 $61,644 $66,000
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4-Door Sedan S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 21 31 $86,072 $92,550
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD 19 25 $85,421 $91,850
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 15 24 $90,675 $97,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 15 25 $87,885 $94,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 12 19 $148,335 $159,500
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG RWD 15 23 $129,549 $139,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 65 AMG RWD 12 19 $196,137 $210,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,460
$55,134
$86,072
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,500
$59,000
$92,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1258 / month
$983 / month
$1543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 BMW 7-Series is the Bavarian automaker's flagship model, and it cleverly wraps vast interior space, industry-leading tech, and the expected BMW fleet-footedness. The 2012 Hyundai Equus sounds like a warning shot--not literally, of course--over the bow of Lexus and Infiniti. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a wide range of personalities--all of them superbly comfortably, some of them outrageously powerful.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Cars Large
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 38.9 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.7 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.1 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115 109.3 109.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.0 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 45.1 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5 60.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 74.4 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.8 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.1 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
205.2 203.1 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.7 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 64.1 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
126.4 119.9 124.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.7 16.7 16.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x 1.42 13.6 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.25
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.94 12.4 x 0.8 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 20.3 23.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 15.5 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 39.6 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Electro-Hydraulic Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P275/40R19 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P245/45R19 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/80R18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4178 4449-4555 4784
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
332 @ 1500-4500 376 @ 5000 455 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 5.0L/307 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
326 @ 5800 429 @ 6400 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.538 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.177 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.831 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.795 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.652 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.613 1.92
Trans Type
6 8 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.467 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.473 2.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.571 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Hyundai Equus Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Multi-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.71 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Air NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Integral-V Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Air NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 5

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