Comparison between:
• BMW 7er (E65) 730d Steptronic (diesel, 2002)
• Dodge Charger (LX) 3.5 I V6 24V (petrol, 2005)
• Dodge Challenger SRT8 6.1 SRT HEMI V8 (petrol, 2008)

Manufacturer, series, model, years of production

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

Model(E65) 730d Steptronic(LX) 3.5 I V6 24VSRT8 6.1 SRT HEMI V8
First year of production200220052008
Last year of production2005--

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)coupe (fixed-head coupé)
Number of doors4 (four)4 (four)2 (two)
Number of seats5 (five)5 (five)5 (five)
Wheelbase2990.00 mm (millimeters)
9.81 ft (feet)
117.72 in (inches)
2.9900 m (meters)
3048.00 mm (millimeters)
10.00 ft (feet)
120.00 in (inches)
3.0480 m (meters)
2946.00 mm (millimeters)
9.67 ft (feet)
115.98 in (inches)
2.9460 m (meters)
Front track1578.00 mm (millimeters)
5.18 ft (feet)
62.13 in (inches)
1.5780 m (meters)
1600.00 mm (millimeters)
5.25 ft (feet)
62.99 in (inches)
1.6000 m (meters)
1600.00 mm (millimeters)
5.25 ft (feet)
62.99 in (inches)
1.6000 m (meters)
Rear track1582.00 mm (millimeters)
5.19 ft (feet)
62.28 in (inches)
1.5820 m (meters)
1603.00 mm (millimeters)
5.26 ft (feet)
63.11 in (inches)
1.6030 m (meters)
1603.00 mm (millimeters)
5.26 ft (feet)
63.11 in (inches)
1.6030 m (meters)
Length5029.00 mm (millimeters)
16.50 ft (feet)
197.99 in (inches)
5.0290 m (meters)
5082.00 mm (millimeters)
16.67 ft (feet)
200.08 in (inches)
5.0820 m (meters)
5021.00 mm (millimeters)
16.47 ft (feet)
197.68 in (inches)
5.0210 m (meters)
Width1902.00 mm (millimeters)
6.24 ft (feet)
74.88 in (inches)
1.9020 m (meters)
1891.00 mm (millimeters)
6.20 ft (feet)
74.45 in (inches)
1.8910 m (meters)
1923.00 mm (millimeters)
6.31 ft (feet)
75.71 in (inches)
1.9230 m (meters)
Height1492.00 mm (millimeters)
4.90 ft (feet)
58.74 in (inches)
1.4920 m (meters)
1479.00 mm (millimeters)
4.85 ft (feet)
58.23 in (inches)
1.4790 m (meters)
1448.00 mm (millimeters)
4.75 ft (feet)
57.01 in (inches)
1.4480 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)
460.0 l (liters)
16.24 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.46 m3 (cubic meters)
460000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Maximum trunk/boot space capacity---
Curb weight1900 kg (kilograms)
4188.78 lbs (pounds)
1725 kg (kilograms)
3802.97 lbs (pounds)
1878 kg (kilograms)
4140.28 lbs (pounds)
Maximum weight2480 kg (kilograms)
5467.46 lbs (pounds)
Capacity of the fuel tank88.0 l (liters)
19.36 UK gal (UK gallons)
23.25 US gal (US gallons)
68.0 l (liters)
14.96 UK gal (UK gallons)
17.96 US gal (US gallons)
72.0 l (liters)
15.84 UK gal (UK gallons)
19.02 US gal (US gallons)


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

Type of fueldieselpetrolpetrol
Type of fuel systemcommon railmulti-point fuel injection (MPFI)multi-point fuel injection (MPFI)
Engine model--6.1 SRT HEMI V8
Engine locationlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, front
Engine displacement2993 cc (cubic centimeters)3518 cc (cubic centimeters)6059 cc (cubic centimeters)
Valve mechanism type--double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Type of aspirationturbonaturally aspiratednaturally aspirated
Compression ratio17.00 : 19.90 : 110.30 : 1
Arrangement of the cylindersinline/straight engineV engineV engine
Number of cylinders6 (six)6 (six)8 (eight)
Valves per cylinder4 (four)4 (four)2 (two)
Bore (the diameter of a cylinder)84.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.31 in (inches)
0.0840 m (meters)
96.00 mm (millimeters)
0.31 ft (feet)
3.78 in (inches)
0.0960 m (meters)
103.00 mm (millimeters)
0.34 ft (feet)
4.06 in (inches)
0.1030 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)
81.00 mm (millimeters)
0.27 ft (feet)
3.19 in (inches)
0.0810 m (meters)
90.90 mm (millimeters)
0.30 ft (feet)
3.58 in (inches)
0.0909 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 power218 hp (horse power)
162.6 kW (kilowatts)
221.0 ps (metric horsepower)
253 hp (horse power)
188.7 kW (kilowatts)
256.5 ps (metric horsepower)
425 hp (horse power)
316.9 kW (kilowatts)
430.9 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power is generated at4000 rpm (revolutions per minute)6400 rpm (revolutions per minute)6200 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Maximum torque500 Nm (newton meters)
51.0 kgm (kilogram meters)
368.8 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
340 Nm (newton meters)
34.7 kgm (kilogram meters)
250.8 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
570 Nm (newton meters)
58.1 kgm (kilogram meters)
420.4 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Maximum torque is reached at2000 rpm (revolutions per minute)3800 rpm (revolutions per minute)4800 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Redline RPM---
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h8.00 s (seconds)--
Maximum speed235 km/h (kilometers per hour)
146.02 mph (miles per hour)
210 km/h (kilometers per hour)
130.49 mph (miles per hour)
270 km/h (kilometers per hour)
167.77 mph (miles per hour)
Drag coefficient0.28--

Fuel consumption

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

Fuel consumption (urban)12.1 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.66 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.20 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
19.44 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.14 mpl (miles per liter)
8.26 km/l (kilometers per liter)
12.4 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.73 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.28 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
18.97 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.01 mpl (miles per liter)
8.06 km/l (kilometers per liter)
16.0 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
3.52 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
4.23 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
14.70 mpg (miles per gallon)
3.88 mpl (miles per liter)
6.25 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (extra urban)6.5 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.43 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
1.72 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
36.19 mpg (miles per gallon)
9.56 mpl (miles per liter)
15.38 km/l (kilometers per liter)
8.7 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.91 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.30 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
27.04 mpg (miles per gallon)
7.14 mpl (miles per liter)
11.49 km/l (kilometers per liter)
10.6 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.33 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.80 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
22.19 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.86 mpl (miles per liter)
9.43 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (combined)8.5 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.87 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.25 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
27.67 mpg (miles per gallon)
7.31 mpl (miles per liter)
11.76 km/l (kilometers per liter)
EU emission standardEURO III-EURO IV
Catalytic converter---
CO2 emissions---

Transmission, drive type

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

Transmission model6 Steptronic--
Type of transmissionautomaticautomaticautomatic
Number of automatic gears6 (six)5 (five)5 (five)
Number of manual gears---
Final drive ratio---
Drive typerear wheel drive (RWD)rear wheel drive (RWD)rear wheel drive (RWD)


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

Type of steeringrack and pinion--
Type of power steeringhydraulic--
Turning circle diameter12.10 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 - shock absorber strut/damper-
Type of rear suspension - coil springs - coil springs-


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 discsdiscs
Type of rear brakesdiscsdiscsdiscs
ABS (anti-lock braking system)YesYesYes


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

Rim size8J X 17-20 X 9
Tyre code245/55 R17215/65 R17245/45Z R20