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
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 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Length, Overall (in)
178.2 160.7
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
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 -
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 205/55WR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer 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
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
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
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
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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