Compare 2018 BMW 7-Series vs 2018 Porsche Panamera

2018 BMW 7-Series
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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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RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 21 28 N/A $85,000
AWD 4 21 27 N/A $89,600
Sport Turismo AWD 4 20 26 N/A $96,200
AWD 4 Executive 21 27 N/A $96,300
AWD 4 E-Hybrid N/A N/A N/A $99,600
AWD 4S 21 28 N/A $103,000
Sport Turismo AWD 4 E-Hybrid N/A N/A N/A $104,000
AWD 4 Executive E-Hybrid N/A N/A N/A $104,100
Sport Turismo AWD 4S 20 26 N/A $109,200
AWD 4S Executive 21 28 N/A $113,900
AWD Turbo 18 25 N/A $150,000
Sport Turismo AWD Turbo 18 23 N/A $154,000
AWD Turbo Executive 18 25 N/A $160,000
AWD Turbo S E-Hybrid N/A N/A N/A $184,400
Sport Turismo AWD Turbo S E-Hybrid N/A N/A N/A $188,400
AWD Turbo S Executive E-Hybrid N/A N/A N/A $194,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,785
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,100
$85,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1385 / month
$1417 / 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 Porsche Panamera is a worthy four-seater for the vaunted Porsche badge.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
44.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 65
Wheelbase (in)
126.4 116.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 65.8
Length, Overall (in)
206.6 198.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 56
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.5 13
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 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 23.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P295/40YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P265/45YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4195 4001
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 10.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1380 331 @ 1340
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5200 330 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 5.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB G1F
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 5.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.08
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.53
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Porsche Panamera
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 7.3
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