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
N/A
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 Leg Room (in)
44.4 - 33.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 - 41.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 20.7 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 - 39.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4225 4678 3902
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 9.5 18 X 9
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520 -
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 5.5 L/333 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5200 577 @ 5500 310 @ 6200
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 15 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class Porsche Panamera
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 9.8 8.0

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