Compare 2018 BMW 7-Series vs 2018 Porsche Panamera

2018 BMW 7-Series
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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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
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$90,700
$89,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1512 / month
$1493 / 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

Coming Soon 21 mpg

Highway

Coming Soon 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

41.4 -

Second Head Room (in)

38.9 -

Passenger Capacity

5 4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 -

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 -

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)

74.9 76.3

Track Width, Front (in)

63.4 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)

14.8 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- 46

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- 17.4

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.1 23.7

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

42.4 39

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)

4740 4079

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)

250 -

Engine

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

369 331 @ 1340

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

322 @ 5000 330 @ 5400

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Mileage

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

14 -

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

64 -

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

27 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

- 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

- 27

Transmission

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.42

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.84

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 5.97

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.68

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.23 3.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 2.08

Trans Type

8 8

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.05

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.32 5.22

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.24

Trans Order Code

2TE G1G

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.53

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

- 7.7

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