Compare 2014 Porsche Panamera vs 2013 BMW 7-Series

2014 Porsche Panamera
2013 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 28 N/A $78,100
4-Door HB 4 18 27 N/A $82,800
4-Door HB S 17 27 N/A $93,200
4-Door HB 4S 17 27 N/A $98,300
4-Door HB S E-Hybrid 22 30 N/A $99,000
4-Door HB GTS 16 24 N/A $113,400
4-Door HB 4S Executive 17 26 N/A $125,600
4-Door HB Turbo 15 24 N/A $141,300
4-Door HB Turbo Executive 15 24 N/A $161,100
4-Door HB Turbo S 15 24 N/A $180,300
4-Door HB Turbo S Executive 15 24 N/A $200,500
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4-Door Sedan RWD 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 19 28 $67,710 $73,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 19 28 $71,390 $77,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 740Li xDrive 19 28 $74,150 $80,600
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 7 L 22 30 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 17 25 $79,855 $86,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 16 24 $82,615 $89,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 16 24 $83,260 $90,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 16 24 $86,020 $93,500
4-Door Sedan SWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 24 $117,850 $128,100
4-Door Sedan SWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $120,610 $131,100
4-Door Sedan LWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 24 $121,440 $132,000
4-Door Sedan LWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $124,200 $135,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 20 $129,445 $140,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$67,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,100
$73,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1302 / month
$1227 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Porsche Panamera adds to the desirability of an already heady mix of performance, style, and functionality. The 2013 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally fleet-footed for such a spacious, luxurious, and technologically advanced car.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 57.4
Front Head Room (in)
38 40.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 59.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 38.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 106
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
197.4 199.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
115 120.9
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
44.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.6 x 0.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 14.7 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.3 40.0
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.100
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50YR18 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/45YR18 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4310
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x 8
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6200 315 @ 5800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3750 330 @ 1300-4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.57 3.295
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.143
Trans Order Code
250 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.839
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.667
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.97 4.714
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.077
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.01 2.106
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.285
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.667
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Panamera BMW 7 Series
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 (Est) 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210

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