Compare 2020 BMW 7-Series vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2020 BMW 7-Series
2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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740i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 740i Sedan 22 29 $80,900 $86,450
7 Series 740i xDrive Sedan 20 28 $83,690 $89,450
7 Series 745e xDrive iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $89,360 $95,550
7 Series 750i xDrive Sedan 17 25 $95,965 $102,650
7 Series ALPINA B7 xDrive Sedan 17 25 $133,305 $142,800
7 Series M760i xDrive Sedan 13 20 $147,160 $157,700
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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 $172,490 $183,500
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 17 27 $161,116 $171,400
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Sedan 17 26 $142,504 $151,600
S-Class AMG S 65 Sedan 13 22 $221,464 $235,600
S-Class Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan 16 25 $162,620 $173,000
S-Class Maybach S 650 Sedan 13 21 $190,397 $202,550
S-Class S 450 4MATIC Sedan 18 28 $91,415 $97,250
S-Class S 450 Sedan 19 28 $88,595 $94,250
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Coupe 17 26 $122,341 $130,150
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Sedan 17 27 $101,003 $107,450
S-Class S 560 Convertible 17 26 $130,284 $138,600
S-Class S 560 Sedan 17 27 $98,183 $104,450
S-Class S 560e Sedan N/A N/A $103,165 $109,750

Pricing

Invoice Price

$80,900
$172,490

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$86,450
$183,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1441 / month
$3058 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.6
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2020 BMW 7-Series has a much bigger grille, but behind it is a posh, powerful, thirsty luxury sedan that’s loaded with tech. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the benchmark for large luxury sedans.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 15 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in)

38.9 37.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 49.5

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 37.7

Passenger Capacity

5 4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.2 57

Second Leg Room (in)

44.4 -

Front Leg Room (in)

41.4 -

Second Hip Room (in)

- 53.1

Front Hip Room (in)

- 60.6

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.9 75.3

Track Width, Front (in)

63.4 64.7

Length, Overall (in)

207.4 198.9

Height, Overall (in)

58.2 56

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.6 64.7

Wheelbase (in)

126.4 115.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 4.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

18.2 7

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.5 14.2

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 15.4

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 24.3

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

42 -

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/50VR18 P285/35YR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA STDTR

Front Tire Size

P245/50VR18 P255/40YR20

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA STDTR

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4244 4817

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 20 X 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 20 X 9.5

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 150

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 520

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

330 @ 1500 664 @ 2750

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 4.0 L/243

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

335 @ 5500 603 @ 5500

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 15

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 24

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 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 All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.25 5.50

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.08 2.47

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.17 2.31

Trans Type

8 9

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 0.72

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.32 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.71 4.93

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

Sedan 4MATIC+ Cabriolet

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.5 10.0

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