Compare 2012 BMW 7-Series vs 2012 Porsche Panamera

2012 BMW 7-Series
2012 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 $69,460 $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 HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 4-Door HB 18 27 $67,500 $75,200
Panamera 4-Door HB 4 18 26 $71,640 $79,800
Panamera 4-Door HB 4S 16 24 $85,500 $95,200
Panamera 4-Door HB S 16 24 $81,120 $90,300
Panamera 4-Door HB S Hybrid 22 30 $85,320 $95,000
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo 15 23 $122,850 $136,700
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo S 15 23 $155,700 $173,200

Pricing

Invoice Price

$69,460
$67,500

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$75,500
$75,200

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1258 / month
$1253 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

9.4
8.2

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. Bucking tradition and the ordinary, the 2012 Porsche Panamera mostly succeeds in being an excellent large fastback sedan.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

25 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Large Car

Interior Dimensions

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

Front Head Room (in)

40.8 38.0

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

63.4 65.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.8 5.6

Length, Overall (in)

205.2 195.7

Height, Overall (in)

58.3 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 83.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

17.7 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- 15.7

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- 44.6

Brakes

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

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.7 x 1.42 14.2 x 1.4

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

21.7 21.1

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

19.1 17.1-13.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

41.7 39.3

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

NA 2.6

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - N/A

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA N/A

Front Tire Size

P245/50R18 245/50R18

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA N/A

Spare Tire Order Code

NA N/A

Rear Tire Size

P245/50R18 275/45R18

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)

4178 3880

Wheels

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

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

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

Direct Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 21

Transmission

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 3.54

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.14 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 0.81

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.59

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.17 5.97

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 7 Series Porsche Panamera

Body Style

4-Door Sedan Hatchback

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

NA - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Integral-V Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 4

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.3 8.7

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