Compare 2017 BMW 7-Series vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2017 BMW 7-Series
2017 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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Sedan 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 740i 21 29 $76,295 $81,500
Sedan 740i xDrive 19 28 $79,085 $84,500
Plug-In Hybrid 740e xDrive iPerformance N/A N/A $83,365 $89,100
Sedan 750i 17 26 $88,480 $94,600
Sedan 750i xDrive 16 25 $91,270 $97,600
Sedan ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $127,910 $137,000
Sedan M760i xDrive 13 20 $143,535 $153,800
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Sedan S 550e Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan S 550 18 26 $89,838 $96,600
Sedan S 550e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $89,838 $96,600
4MATIC Sedan S 550 16 25 $92,628 $99,600
4MATIC Coupe S 550 17 25 $114,158 $122,750
Cabriolet S 550 17 25 $122,202 $131,400
4MATIC Sedan AMG S 63 15 23 $134,571 $144,700
4MATIC Coupe AMG S 63 15 23 $153,218 $164,750
4MATIC Sedan Maybach S 550 16 24 $154,566 $166,200
Sedan S 600 13 22 $158,798 $170,750
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG S 63 14 22 $164,052 $176,400
Sedan Maybach S 600 13 21 $177,909 $191,300
Sedan AMG S 65 13 22 $211,017 $226,900
Coupe AMG S 65 13 21 $219,713 $236,250
Cabriolet AMG S 65 14 21 $230,547 $247,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$76,295
$89,838
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,500
$96,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1358 / month
$1610 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 BMW 7-Series has a deceivingly conservative wrapper for its radically reengineered underpinnings and tech-centric cabin. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup is more diverse than it's ever been and is still the benchmark by which all full-size luxury cars should be measured.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg -
Highway
29 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
44.4 43
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 58.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
126.4 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 75
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 63.9
Length, Overall (in)
206.6 206.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 9.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 40
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/40HR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4195 5115
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5200 436 @ 5250
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1380 479 @ 1000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 58
Battery Range (mi)
- 20
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.86
Trans Order Code
2TB 427
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
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 -

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