Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2006 BMW 7-Series

2006 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2006 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan 3.7L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L 17 25 $60,357 $64,900
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 26 $71,843 $77,250
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 4.3L 17 22 $71,843 $77,250
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $80,027 $86,050
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 24 $80,027 $86,050
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 22 $106,160 $114,150
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 12 19 $118,994 $127,950
4-Door Sedan 6.0L AMG 13 20 $157,170 $169,000
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4-Door Sedan 750i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 750i 17 25 $65,520 $71,800
4-Door Sedan 750Li 17 25 $69,160 $75,800
4-Door Sedan 760i 15 22 $101,645 $111,500
4-Door Sedan 760Li 15 22 $108,380 $118,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$60,357
$65,520
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$64,900
$71,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1082 / month
$1197 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106 104.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.5 198.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
116.7 117.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 18.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 13.6 x 0.94
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.7 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.2 23.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.07
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/55HR17 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR17 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3980 4486
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 3000-4500 360 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/227 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5800 360 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.52
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Double-Pivot Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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