Comparison between:
• BMW 7er (E66, facelift 2005) 730Ld Steptronic (diesel, 2005)
• Bentley Flying Spur 4.0 V8 (petrol, 2014)

Manufacturer, series, model, years of production

Basic information about the manufacturer, series and model of the vehicle. First and last years of production.

Series7erFlying Spur
Model(E66, facelift 2005) 730Ld Steptronic4.0 V8
First year of production20052014
Last year of production20082015

Body type, dimensions, volumes, weight

Information about the body style of the vehicle, overall dimensions, weight, boot space and fuel tank capacity.

Body typesedan (saloon)sedan (saloon)
Number of doors4 (four)4 (four)
Number of seats5 (five)4 / 5
Wheelbase3130.00 mm (millimeters)
10.27 ft (feet)
123.23 in (inches)
3.1300 m (meters)
3066.00 mm (millimeters)
10.06 ft (feet)
120.71 in (inches)
3.0660 m (meters)
Front track1578.00 mm (millimeters)
5.18 ft (feet)
62.13 in (inches)
1.5780 m (meters)
1643.00 mm (millimeters)
5.39 ft (feet)
64.69 in (inches)
1.6430 m (meters)
Rear track1596.00 mm (millimeters)
5.24 ft (feet)
62.83 in (inches)
1.5960 m (meters)
1642.00 mm (millimeters)
5.39 ft (feet)
64.65 in (inches)
1.6420 m (meters)
Length5179.00 mm (millimeters)
16.99 ft (feet)
203.90 in (inches)
5.1790 m (meters)
5299.00 mm (millimeters)
17.39 ft (feet)
208.62 in (inches)
5.2990 m (meters)
Width1902.00 mm (millimeters)
6.24 ft (feet)
74.88 in (inches)
1.9020 m (meters)
1976.00 mm (millimeters)
6.48 ft (feet)
77.80 in (inches)
1.9760 m (meters)
Height1484.00 mm (millimeters)
4.87 ft (feet)
58.43 in (inches)
1.4840 m (meters)
1488.00 mm (millimeters)
4.88 ft (feet)
58.58 in (inches)
1.4880 m (meters)
Ground clearance--
Minimum trunk/boot space capacity500.0 l (liters)
17.66 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.50 m3 (cubic meters)
500000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Maximum trunk/boot space capacity--
Curb weight1940 kg (kilograms)
4276.97 lbs (pounds)
2425 kg (kilograms)
5346.21 lbs (pounds)
Maximum weight2520 kg (kilograms)
5555.65 lbs (pounds)
2972 kg (kilograms)
6552.14 lbs (pounds)
Capacity of the fuel tank88.0 l (liters)
19.36 UK gal (UK gallons)
23.25 US gal (US gallons)
90.0 l (liters)
19.80 UK gal (UK gallons)
23.78 US gal (US gallons)


Technical data about the vehicle's engine - location, displacement, aspiration, cylinders, valves, compression, fuel, etc.

Type of fueldieselpetrol
Type of fuel systemcommon raildirect injection
Engine model--
Engine locationlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, front
Engine displacement2993 cc (cubic centimeters)3993 cc (cubic centimeters)
Valve mechanism type--
Type of aspirationturboturbo
Compression ratio17.00 : 19.30 : 1
Arrangement of the cylindersinline/straight engineV engine
Number of cylinders6 (six)8 (eight)
Valves per cylinder4 (four)4 (four)
Bore (the diameter of a cylinder)84.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.31 in (inches)
0.0840 m (meters)
84.50 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.33 in (inches)
0.0845 m (meters)
Stroke (the length of a piston stroke)90.00 mm (millimeters)
0.30 ft (feet)
3.54 in (inches)
0.0900 m (meters)
89.00 mm (millimeters)
0.29 ft (feet)
3.50 in (inches)
0.0890 m (meters)

Power, torque, acceleration, speed

Information about the maximum power, torque, speed and the revolutions per minute, at which they are reached. Acceleration time from 0 to 100 km.

Maximum power231 hp (horse power)
172.3 kW (kilowatts)
234.2 ps (metric horsepower)
500 hp (horse power)
372.8 kW (kilowatts)
506.9 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power is generated at4000 rpm (revolutions per minute)6000 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Maximum torque520 Nm (newton meters)
53.0 kgm (kilogram meters)
383.5 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
660 Nm (newton meters)
67.3 kgm (kilogram meters)
486.8 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Maximum torque is reached at2000 - 2750 rpm (revolutions per minute)1750 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Redline RPM--
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.90 s (seconds)5.20 s (seconds)
Maximum speed235 km/h (kilometers per hour)
146.02 mph (miles per hour)
295 km/h (kilometers per hour)
183.30 mph (miles per hour)
Drag coefficient0.29-

Fuel consumption

Information about the fuel consumption (urban, extra-urban, combined).

Fuel consumption (urban)11.0 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.42 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.91 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
21.38 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.65 mpl (miles per liter)
9.09 km/l (kilometers per liter)
15.6 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
3.43 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
4.12 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
15.08 mpg (miles per gallon)
3.98 mpl (miles per liter)
6.41 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (extra urban)6.3 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.39 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.66 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
37.34 mpg (miles per gallon)
9.86 mpl (miles per liter)
15.87 km/l (kilometers per liter)
8.1 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.78 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.14 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
29.04 mpg (miles per gallon)
7.67 mpl (miles per liter)
12.35 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (combined)8.0 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.76 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.11 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
29.40 mpg (miles per gallon)
7.77 mpl (miles per liter)
12.50 km/l (kilometers per liter)
10.9 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.40 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.88 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
21.58 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.70 mpl (miles per liter)
9.17 km/l (kilometers per liter)
EU emission standardEURO IVEURO VI
Catalytic converter--
CO2 emissions-254 g/km (grammes per kilometer)

Transmission, drive type

Information about the transmission (automatic and/or manual), number of gears/speeds and type of drive.

Transmission model6 Steptronic-
Type of transmissionautomaticautomatic
Number of automatic gears6 (six)8 (eight)
Number of manual gears--
Final drive ratio--
Drive typerear wheel drive (RWD)four-wheel drive (4x4/4WD/AWD)


Technical specifications about the type of steering and the vehicle's turning circle (turning diameter).

Type of steeringrack and pinionrack and pinion
Type of power steeringhydraulic-
Turning circle diameter12.60 m (meters)
41.34 ft (feet)
496.06 in (inches)
12.10 m (meters)
39.70 ft (feet)
476.38 in (inches)


Information about the front and rear suspension of the vehicle.

Type of front suspension - shock absorber strut/damper - double wishbones
Type of rear suspension - coil springs - independent suspension
- trapezoidal link


Type of brakes used on the front and rear wheels as well as presence of an ABS (anti-lock braking system).

Type of front brakesventilated discsventilated discs
Type of rear brakesdiscsventilated discs
ABS (anti-lock braking system)YesYes


Type and size of the rims and tyres of the vehicle.

Rim sizeR179.5J X 20, 9.5J X 21
Tyre code245/55 R17275/45 ZR19, 275/40 ZR20, 275/35 ZR21