Compare 2006 BMW 3-Series vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2006 BMW 3-Series
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
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Roadster 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Roadster 3.0L 19 27 $39,897 $42,900
Roadster 3.5L 18 25 $43,664 $46,950
Roadster 5.5L AMG 16 22 $57,195 $61,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,300
$39,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,900
$42,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$715 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 -
Passenger Capacity
5 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.2 160.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 95.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 9.8 (6.5 w/top down)
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.79 10.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.94 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.5
Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Variable vehicle-speed-sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 205/55WR16
Spare Tire Size
N/A - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 225/50WR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3209
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
N/A - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
N/A - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
185 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 228 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA 411
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe/Roadster
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link 5-arm multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut type 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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