BMW 7 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Alpine White
VS
Black

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$92,216 - $101,173
Not Available

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.73 / 5
30 Reviews
4.86 / 5
7 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
600 hp
362 - 621 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8
4.0L V8 Biturbo
4.0L Biturbo V8
6.0L V12 Biturbo
6.0L SOHC Bi
3.0L V6 Biturbo
6.0L SOHC Biturbo 36

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 - 41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
37.7 - 42.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
44.4 in.
33.4 - 43 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 in.
36.7 - 39.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.2 cu. ft.
7 - 18.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

AC

AC
Not Available
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
Optional
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
126.4 in.
115.9 - 132.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
42.4 ft.
39 - 40.4 ft.

Length

Length
206.7 in.
198.9 - 214.7 in.

Width

Width
74.9 in.
74.8 - 75.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4820 .lbs
4564 - 5296 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
600 hp
362 - 621 hp

Torque

Torque
590 ft. lbs.
369 - 738 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.6 gal.
20.7 - 24.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
8 - 13 mpg
7 - 11 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
13 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
21 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Optional

Safety Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
4MATIC Cabriolet, 4MATIC Coupe, 4MATIC Sedan, Cabriolet, Coupe, Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Large Cars
Compact Cars - Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
4 - 5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4820 lbs.
4564 - 5296 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 mpg.
16 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 mpg.
13 - 19 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 mpg.
21 - 28 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
4.4 L/268
3.0 L/182, 4.0 L/243, 6.0 L/365

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
2TB
421 - 427

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
7 - 9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00
4.34, 4.38, 5.50

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20
2.86, 2.89, 3.33

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14
1.92 - 2.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72
1.37 - 1.66

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31
1.00 - 1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.82 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.48
3.42 - 4.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81
2.47 - 2.65

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3
8.0, 8.1, 8.4, 8.8, 8.9, 9.3, 9.8, 11.0, 11.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
250
150

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P255/35VR21, P255/40VR20, P255/40YR20
P225/40HR19, P225/45HR19, P245/40YR20, P245/45HR19, P245/45YR19, P245/50HR18, P255/35HR19, P255/40YR20

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P295/30VR21, P295/35VR20, P295/35YR20
P225/40HR19, P245/35HR19, P245/50HR18, P275/35YR20, P275/40HR19, P275/40YR19, P285/30HR19, P285/35YR20

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
20 X 8.5 - 21 X 8.5 in.
18 X 8 - 20 X 9.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
20 X 10 - 21 X 10 in.
18 X 8 - 20 X 9.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
42.4 ft.
39 - 40.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.5 in.
13.2 - 16.5 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.5 in.
11.8 - 14.4 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.6 gal.
20.7 - 24.3 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
37.7 - 42.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 - 41.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
59.2 in.
57 - 59.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 in.
36.7 - 39.2 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
44.4 in.
33.4 - 43 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57.7 in.
49.5 - 59.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
126.4 in.
115.9 - 132.6 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
206.7 in.
198.9 - 214.7 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.9 in.
74.8 - 75.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.7 in.
55.6 - 59 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63.9 in.
63 - 64.7 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.7 in.
63.2 - 64.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.2 ft³.
7 - 18.7 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
0.73 - 0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64
0.72

Model Group

Model Group
7 Series
Maybach S 560, Maybach S 650, S-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
Luxury High - Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
4.4
3.0, 4.0, 6.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC - SOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
8
6, 8, 12

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
3 - 4