Compare 2021 BMW 7-Series vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2021 BMW 7-Series
2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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740i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 740i Sedan 22 29 $81,225 $86,800
7 Series 740i xDrive Sedan 20 27 $84,015 $89,800
7 Series 745e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $89,685 $95,900
7 Series 750i xDrive Sedan 17 24 $96,290 $103,000
7 Series ALPINA B7 xDrive Sedan 17 24 $133,675 $143,200
7 Series M760i xDrive Sedan 13 20 $147,255 $157,800
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AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Convertible 14 24 $174,276 $185,400
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 16 26 $162,714 $173,100
S-Class Maybach S 580 4MATIC Sedan N/A N/A $173,806 $184,900
S-Class S 500 4MATIC Sedan 20 29 $103,212 $109,800
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Coupe 16 26 $123,516 $131,400
S-Class S 560 Convertible 16 26 $131,600 $140,000
S-Class S 580 4MATIC Sedan 17 25 $109,322 $116,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$81,225
$174,276
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$86,800
$185,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1447 / month
$3090 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW 7-Series has brash looks but brims with sophistication from behind the wheel. The benchmark for luxury cars, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan gets even roomier and tech-rich while the coupe and cabriolet carry over.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 14 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 21.1
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 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.33
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
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
7.2 10.3
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2021 BMW 7-Series
  • 2021 BMW 7-Series available; 2022s arriving
  • Lease: From $799 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $1,000 college graduate
  • Financing: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class
  • 2022 S-Class is arriving
  • Lease: From $1,449/mo.
  • Rebate: No cash rebates
  • Financing: No APR offers
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