Compare 2014 Tesla Model S vs 2014 BMW 7-Series

2014 Tesla Model S
2014 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $93,400
4-Door Sedan P85D N/A N/A N/A $119,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 19 29 $68,080 $74,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 19 29 $71,760 $78,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 740Li xDrive 19 28 $74,520 $81,000
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 7 L 22 30 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 17 25 $80,315 $87,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 16 24 $83,075 $90,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 16 25 $83,720 $91,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 16 24 $86,480 $94,000
4-Door Sedan SWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $118,035 $128,300
4-Door Sedan SWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $120,795 $131,300
4-Door Sedan LWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $121,625 $132,200
4-Door Sedan LWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $124,385 $135,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 20 $129,905 $141,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$68,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$74,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$1233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet. The 2014 BMW 7-Series is not just luxurious and comfortable, but exceptionally quick and technologically advanced.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 19 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 -
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 59.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
195.9 199.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 65
Wheelbase (in)
116.5 120.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 63.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 14.7
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)
14.4 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45YR19 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45YR19 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4647 4344
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5000 315 @ 5800
Engine Type
Electric Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 332 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Displacement
- 3.0 L/182
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
94 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
95 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
97 -
Battery Range (mi)
208 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.73 3.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
8.28 4.71
Trans Type
1 8
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.11
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.29
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 17.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 21.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.1 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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