Compare 2012 BMW 7-Series vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost

2012 BMW 7-Series
X
2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class
X
2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost
X
Select style
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
Select style
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
Select style
4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ghost 4-Door Sedan 13 20 N/A $246,500
Ghost 4-Door Sedan EWB 13 20 N/A $290,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,460
$86,072
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,500
$92,550
$246,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1258 / month
$1543 / month
$4108 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a wide range of personalities--all of them superbly comfortably, some of them outrageously powerful. The 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost is a hyper-luxury conveyance for the person that has arrived, but doesn't mind driving themselves to the destination.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 31 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Large car
Number of Passenger Doors
- - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.1 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115 109.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.7 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 42.3 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 37.8 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.9 NA
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.75 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
205.2 206.5 212.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.0 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 63.2 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
126.4 124.6 129.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73.7 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.1 63.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.7 16.4 14.0
Brakes
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 11.8 x 0.9 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
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 13.2 x 1.25 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 23.8 21.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 17.83 19.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 40.0 44.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 2.8 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R18 255/50YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R18 255/50YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4178 4784 5490
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD - 18.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD - 210
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/182 6.6L/402
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
326 @ 5800 240 @ 3600 563 @ 5200-6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Turbocharged Diesel V6 Turbocharged Gas V12
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
332 @ 1500-4500 455 @ 2400 575 @ 1500-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 31 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 25 15
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92 2.10
Trans Type
6 7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42 3.31
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 0.66
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.07 2.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38 4.71
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class Rolls-Royce Ghost
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Integral-V Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.5 9.8

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!