Compare 2021 BMW 7-Series vs 2020 Porsche Panamera

2021 BMW 7-Series
2020 Porsche Panamera
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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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10 Years Edition RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 10 Years Edition RWD 19 27 N/A $103,300
Panamera 4 10 Years Edition AWD 19 26 N/A $107,500
Panamera 4 AWD 19 26 N/A $91,800
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid 10 Years Edition AWD N/A N/A N/A $116,900
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $103,800
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $108,300
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $107,800
Panamera 4 Executive AWD 19 26 N/A $98,500
Panamera 4 Sport Turismo AWD 19 26 N/A $98,000
Panamera 4S AWD 18 26 N/A $105,000
Panamera 4S Executive AWD 18 26 N/A $116,300
Panamera 4S Sport Turismo AWD 18 24 N/A $111,200
Panamera GTS AWD 16 23 N/A $129,300
Panamera GTS Sport Turismo AWD 15 22 N/A $135,500
Panamera RWD 19 27 N/A $87,200
Panamera Turbo AWD 18 25 N/A $153,000
Panamera Turbo Executive AWD 18 25 N/A $163,400
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $187,700
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $198,100
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $191,700
Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo AWD 18 23 N/A $157,000

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Invoice Price

$81,225
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$86,800
$103,300

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1447 / month
$1722 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.6
7.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 BMW 7-Series has brash looks but brims with sophistication from behind the wheel. It’s expensive, but the Porsche Panamera proves that old saw about getting what you pay for.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

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 -

Front Leg Room (in)

41.4 -

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.9 76.3

Track Width, Front (in)

63.4 65.8

Length, Overall (in)

207.4 198.8

Height, Overall (in)

58.2 56

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.6 65

Wheelbase (in)

126.4 116.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

18.2 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- 17.6

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- 47.3

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

Rear Tire Size

P245/50VR18 P315/30VR21

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/50VR18 P275/35VR21

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4244 4157

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 21 X 9.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 21 X 11.5

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 @ 1500 330 @ 1340

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

335 @ 5500 330 @ 5400

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 27

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 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)

5.25 5.97

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.08 3.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.17 2.08

Trans Type

8 8

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 0.53

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.32 1.05

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.71 5.22

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 7 Series Porsche Panamera

Body Style

Sedan Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

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

7.2 8.0

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