Compare 2018 BMW 7-Series vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2018 BMW 7-Series
2018 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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Sedan 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 740i 21 29 $77,785 $83,100
Sedan 740i xDrive 20 29 $80,575 $86,100
Plug-In Hybrid 740e xDrive iPerformance N/A N/A $84,850 $90,700
Sedan 750i 17 25 $90,150 $96,400
Sedan 750i xDrive 16 25 $92,940 $99,400
Sedan ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 25 $129,585 $138,800
Sedan M760i xDrive 13 20 $146,230 $156,700
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Sedan S 450
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan S 450 19 28 $83,607 $89,900
4MATIC Sedan S 450 18 28 $86,397 $92,900
Sedan S 560 17 27 $92,907 $99,900
4MATIC Sedan S 560 17 27 $95,697 $102,900
4MATIC Coupe S 560 17 27 $115,785 $124,500
Cabriolet S 560 17 26 $123,969 $133,300
4MATIC Sedan AMG S 63 17 26 $137,175 $147,500
4MATIC Coupe AMG S 63 17 27 $155,961 $167,700
4MATIC Sedan Maybach S 560 16 25 $156,798 $168,600
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG S 63 15 24 $166,935 $179,500
Sedan Maybach S 650 13 21 $184,791 $198,700
Sedan AMG S 65 13 22 $213,435 $229,500
Coupe AMG S 65 13 21 $222,177 $238,900
Cabriolet AMG S 65 14 21 $233,337 $250,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,785
$83,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,100
$89,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1385 / month
$1498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW 7-Series is a plush ride with plenty of powertrain options and customizable features that places it among the full-size greats. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 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 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 61.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 61.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
126.4 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 63
Length, Overall (in)
206.6 206.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 18.7
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 20.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 39
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P245/50HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P245/50HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4195 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5200 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1380 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Trans Type
8 9
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.33
Trans Order Code
2TB 421
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 5.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 2.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.31
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 8.1

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