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

2018 BMW 7-Series
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2018 Porsche Panamera
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740e xDrive iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 740e xDrive iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $84,850 $90,700
7 Series 740i Sedan 21 29 $77,785 $83,100
7 Series 740i xDrive Sedan 20 29 $80,575 $86,100
7 Series 750i Sedan 17 25 $90,150 $96,400
7 Series 750i xDrive Sedan 16 25 $92,940 $99,400
7 Series ALPINA B7 xDrive Sedan 16 25 $129,585 $138,800
7 Series M760i xDrive Sedan 13 20 $146,230 $156,700
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AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible 15 24 $166,935 $179,500
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Coupe 17 27 $155,961 $167,700
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Sedan 17 26 $137,175 $147,500
S-Class AMG S 65 Convertible 14 21 $233,337 $250,900
S-Class AMG S 65 Coupe 13 21 $222,177 $238,900
S-Class AMG S 65 Sedan 13 22 $213,435 $229,500
S-Class Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan 16 25 $156,798 $168,600
S-Class Maybach S 650 Sedan 13 21 $184,791 $198,700
S-Class S 450 4MATIC Sedan 18 28 $86,397 $92,900
S-Class S 450 Sedan 19 28 $83,607 $89,900
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Coupe 17 27 $115,785 $124,500
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Sedan 17 27 $95,697 $102,900
S-Class S 560 Convertible 17 26 $123,969 $133,300
S-Class S 560 Sedan 17 27 $92,907 $99,900
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4 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 4 AWD 21 27 N/A $89,600
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $99,600
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $104,100
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $104,000
Panamera 4 Executive AWD 21 27 N/A $96,300
Panamera 4 Sport Turismo AWD 20 26 N/A $96,200
Panamera 4S AWD 21 28 N/A $103,000
Panamera 4S Executive AWD 21 28 N/A $113,900
Panamera 4S Sport Turismo AWD 20 26 N/A $109,200
Panamera RWD 21 28 N/A $85,000
Panamera Turbo AWD 18 25 N/A $150,000
Panamera Turbo Executive AWD 18 25 N/A $160,000
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $184,400
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $194,800
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $188,400
Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo AWD 18 23 N/A $154,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,850
$166,935
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$90,700
$179,500
$89,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1512 / month
$2992 / month
$1493 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
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. The 2018 Porsche Panamera is a worthy four-seater for the vaunted Porsche badge.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 15 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 - -
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 37.6 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 54.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 37.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 60.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
44.4 - -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 60.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.7 65
Wheelbase (in)
126.4 115.9 116.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 75.3 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 64.7 65.8
Length, Overall (in)
206.6 198.9 198.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 56 56
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 8.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 46
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 17.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.5 14.2 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 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 21.1 23.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.4 - 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P285/35YR20 P295/40YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R01 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/40YR20 P265/45YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R01 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4740 4817 4079
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 9.5 19 X 10.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
250 150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 664 @ 2750 331 @ 1340
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 4.0 L/243 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
322 @ 5000 603 @ 5500 330 @ 5400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
14 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
64 - -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 15 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 24 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.66 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.50 5.97
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86 0.68
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.47 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.31 2.08
Trans Type
8 9 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.93 5.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.33 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TE 421 G1G
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72 0.53
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class Porsche Panamera
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet Hatchback
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
- 9.8 7.7

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