Compare 2013 BMW 7-Series vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2013 BMW 7-Series
2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 19 28 $67,710 $73,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 19 28 $71,390 $77,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 740Li xDrive 19 28 $74,150 $80,600
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 7 L 22 30 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 17 25 $79,855 $86,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 16 24 $82,615 $89,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 16 24 $83,260 $90,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 16 24 $86,020 $93,500
4-Door Sedan SWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 24 $117,850 $128,100
4-Door Sedan SWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $120,610 $131,100
4-Door Sedan LWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 24 $121,440 $132,000
4-Door Sedan LWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $124,200 $135,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 20 $129,445 $140,700
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid 19 25 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 15 25 $88,350 $95,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 15 24 $91,140 $98,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 63 AMG 15 23 $130,200 $140,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 12 19 $149,079 $160,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S 65 AMG 12 19 $197,160 $212,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,710
$85,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,600
$92,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1227 / month
$1539 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally fleet-footed for such a spacious, luxurious, and technologically advanced car. Covering its wide range of performance personalities, all with superb comfort and some of the world's top in-car tech, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class is one model you'll be as happy to be in as to be seen in.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106 109.000
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 16.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x 1.4 13.2 x 1.25
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 0.9 11.8 x 0.9
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 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.100 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4310 4630
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1300-4500 284 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5800 295 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas/Electric V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.295 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.077 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Integral-V Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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