Compare 2016 BMW 7-Series vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2016 BMW 7-Series
2016 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 21 29 $75,295 $81,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 17 25 $87,350 $94,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 16 25 $90,110 $97,400
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 17 26 $88,955 $95,650
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $88,955 $95,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 16 26 $91,745 $98,650
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC S 550 16 24 $113,042 $121,550
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC AMG S 63 15 23 $133,223 $143,250
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC AMG S 63 15 23 $151,729 $163,150
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 14 21 $157,217 $169,050
4-Door Sedan RWD Maybach S 600 13 20 $176,096 $189,350
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG S 65 13 20 $208,925 $224,650
2-Door Coupe RWD AMG S 65 13 20 $217,667 $234,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$75,295
$88,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,300
$95,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1355 / month
$1594 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Don’t let the conservative wrapper fool you, the 2016 BMW 7-Series charges boldly into a new generation as a sporty big sedan, with new ride-and-handling tech, space-age construction, and a plug-in hybrid version. Coupe, Cabriolet, and Maybach versions—and even a Plug-In Hybrid—make the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class far more diverse and adventurous than it used to be; it's now not just a flagship sedan, but a family of flagships.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 59.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.7
Second Leg Room (in)
44.4 43
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
126.4 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 63.9
Length, Overall (in)
206.6 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.5 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P245/50HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P245/50HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4225 4773
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1380 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5200 449 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.86
Trans Order Code
2TB STDTN
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 8.8 (Est)

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