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

2016 BMW 7-Series
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2016 Porsche Panamera
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4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD 21 29 $75,295 $81,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 17 25 $87,350 $94,400
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 16 25 $90,110 $97,400
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2-Door Coupe AMG S 63 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 2-Door Coupe AMG S 63 4MATIC 15 23 $151,729 $163,150
S-Class 2-Door Coupe AMG S 65 RWD 13 20 $217,667 $234,050
S-Class 2-Door Coupe S 550 4MATIC 16 24 $113,042 $121,550
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG S 63 4MATIC 15 23 $133,223 $143,250
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG S 65 RWD 13 20 $208,925 $224,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan Maybach S 600 RWD 13 20 $176,096 $189,350
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 16 26 $91,745 $98,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 Plug-In Hybrid RWD N/A N/A $88,955 $95,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 17 26 $88,955 $95,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 14 21 $157,217 $169,050
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 4-Door HB 18 28 N/A $78,100
Panamera 4-Door HB 4 18 27 N/A $82,800
Panamera 4-Door HB 4 Edition 18 27 N/A $84,300
Panamera 4-Door HB 4S 17 27 N/A $98,300
Panamera 4-Door HB 4S Executive 17 26 N/A $125,600
Panamera 4-Door HB Edition 18 28 N/A $80,000
Panamera 4-Door HB Exclusive Series 15 24 N/A $263,900
Panamera 4-Door HB GTS 16 24 N/A $113,400
Panamera 4-Door HB S 17 27 N/A $93,200
Panamera 4-Door HB S E-Hybrid 23 29 N/A $93,200
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo 15 24 N/A $141,300
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo Executive 15 24 N/A $161,100
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo S 15 24 N/A $180,300
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo S Executive 15 24 N/A $200,500

Pricing

Invoice Price

$75,295
$151,729
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$81,300
$163,150
$78,100

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1355 / month
$2719 / month
$1302 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

9.2
9.2
8.2

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. The 2016 Porsche Panamera looks like a sports car and drives like one, yet it delivers executive-level ride comfort and cabin appointments.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 15 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 23 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Compact Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in)

38.9 36.7 38.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 54.1 51.7

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 40 38

Passenger Capacity

5 4 4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.2 60.6 51.9

Second Leg Room (in)

44.4 - 33.3

Front Leg Room (in)

41.4 - 41.9

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.8 75.3 76

Track Width, Front (in)

63.5 64.7 65.3

Length, Overall (in)

206.6 198.6 197.4

Height, Overall (in)

58.2 56 55.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.6 64.7 65.4

Wheelbase (in)

126.4 115.9 115

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- - 5.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

18.2 10.4 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- - 44.6

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- - 15.7

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.5 14.4 13

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

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 15.4 14.2

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

20.6 20.7 21.1

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

42 - 39.3

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/50VR18 P285/40YR20 P275/45YR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/50VR18 P255/45YR20 P245/50YR18

Spare Tire Size

NA NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4225 4678 3902

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 20 X 8.5 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 20 X 9.5 18 X 9

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 Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

330 @ 1380 664 @ 2250 295 @ 3750

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 5.5 L/333 3.6 L/220

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

320 @ 5200 577 @ 5500 310 @ 6200

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 15 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 18 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 23 28

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.20 2.89 3.31

Trans Order Code

2TB 427 250

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 0.73 0.59

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.72 1.37 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.82 0.81

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.00 4.34 5.97

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.08 2.47 3.70

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.14 1.92 2.01

Trans Type

8 7 7

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 - -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.31 1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.46 3.42 4.57

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class Porsche Panamera

Body Style

Sedan 4MATIC Coupe Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

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

7.4 9.8 8.0

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