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BMW 7 Series vs. Tesla Model S

In comparing the BMW 7 Series to the Tesla Model S, the BMW 7 Series has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Tesla Model S has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW 7 Series versus the Tesla Model S, the Tesla Model S is a better car than the BMW 7 Series.

BMW 7 Series versus Tesla Model S Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW 7 Series ranges from $40,499 to $75,020 while a used Tesla Model S from the same model year range is priced between $60,989 to $92,050.

BMW 7 Series versus Tesla Model S Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW 7 Series is 7.7 out of 10 while the Tesla Model S's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the BMW 7 Series being ranked 10 out of 25 Best Luxury Large Cars and the Tesla Model S being ranked 1 out of 25 Best Electric Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW 7 Series’s base engine makes 375 horsepower, and the Tesla Model S base engine makes 670 horsepower. The 7 Series is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 605 miles. The Model S is rated to deliver an average of 124 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 405 miles. The 7 Series uses premium unleaded, and the Model S uses electricity.

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2023 BMW 7 Series

2022 Tesla Model S

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$96,264 - $147,655

Used Asking Price:

$40,499 - $75,020

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

61.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$60,989 - $92,050

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

52.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.7 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

9.4 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 25
10 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
1 / 25
1 / 11
1 / 11
1 / 2

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Tesla’s Model S was the vehicle that proved beyond a doubt electric cars don’t need to be boring econoboxes with a short range. This is the industry’s most prolific large electric sedan, and is considered the flagship in the Tesla line.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Unbeatable performance in top trims
  • Roomy, large sedan size
  • Appealing style, inside and out

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Few luxury features

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

740i, 760i xDrive

Trim Levels

Base, Plaid

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

8 years

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

375 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

383 foot-lbs @ 1850 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.079 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

670 hp

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.147 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 31 / 27

MPGe:

Not applicable

Range (city/hwy):

488 / 605 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity :

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not applicable

MPGe:

124 / 115 / 120

Range (city/hwy):

405 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

100 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

15 hours (240V)

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Standard

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

43.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Cargo Space:

19.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

28.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

120.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4720 lbs

Width:

86.3 inches

Height:

60.8 inches

Length:

212.2 inches

Wheelbase:

126.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4561 lbs

Width:

86.2 inches

Height:

56.3 inches

Length:

197.7 inches

Wheelbase:

116.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

255/45R20

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

255/45R19