Compare 2013 BMW 7-Series vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost

2013 BMW 7-Series
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2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost
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4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD 19 28 $71,390 $77,600
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li xDrive AWD 19 28 $74,150 $80,600
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD 19 28 $67,710 $73,600
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li RWD 16 24 $83,260 $90,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li xDrive AWD 16 24 $86,020 $93,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 17 25 $79,855 $86,800
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 16 24 $82,615 $89,800
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 760Li RWD 13 20 $129,445 $140,700
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB RWD 16 24 $121,440 $132,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive AWD 16 24 $124,200 $135,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB RWD 16 24 $117,850 $128,100
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive AWD 16 24 $120,610 $131,100
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 7 L RWD 22 30 $77,555 $84,300
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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 $86,490 $93,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD 19 25 $85,886 $92,350
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 15 24 $91,140 $98,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 15 25 $88,350 $95,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 12 19 $149,079 $160,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG RWD 15 23 $130,200 $140,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 65 AMG RWD 12 19 $197,160 $212,000
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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
$71,390
$86,490
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$77,600
$93,000
$246,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1293 / month
$1550 / month
$4108 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
9.2
8.2
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. The 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost is unquestionably deserving of its hyperluxury mantle, yet isn't ruffled by an owner that wants to take control personally.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Large car
Number of Passenger Doors
- - 4
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.1 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115 109.000 - 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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.75 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
205.3 206.5 212.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.0 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 63.2 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.7 16.4 14.0
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 1.4 13.2 x 1.25 - TBD -
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 0.9 11.8 x 0.9 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 23.8 21.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 2.8 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.100 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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R18 255/50YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R18 255/50YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4350 4784 5490
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 - TBD - 18.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD - 210
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Turbocharged Diesel V6 Turbocharged Gas V12
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1300-4500 455 @ 2400 575 @ 1500-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/182 6.6L/402
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5800 240 @ 3600 563 @ 5200-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21 13
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.077 3.07 2.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 1.37 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 - 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 4.38 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 1.92 2.10
Trans Type
8 7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.295 3.42 3.31
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 - 0.66
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class Rolls-Royce Ghost
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.5 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5 2

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