Compare 2014 BMW 6-Series vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2014 BMW 6-Series
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe RWD 640i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 640i 22 32 $69,370 $75,400
4-Door Sedan RWD Gran Coupe 640i 20 30 $71,390 $77,600
2-Door Coupe AWD 640i xDrive 20 29 $72,130 $78,400
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe 640i xDrive 20 29 $74,150 $80,600
2-Door Convertible RWD 640i 20 30 $76,270 $82,900
2-Door Convertible AWD 640i xDrive 20 29 $79,030 $85,900
2-Door Coupe RWD 650i 17 25 $79,765 $86,700
4-Door Sedan RWD Gran Coupe 650i 17 25 $81,790 $88,900
2-Door Coupe AWD 650i xDrive 16 24 $82,525 $89,700
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe 650i xDrive 16 24 $84,550 $91,900
2-Door Convertible RWD 650i 17 25 $86,665 $94,200
2-Door Convertible AWD 650i xDrive 16 24 $89,425 $97,200
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2-Door Roadster SL550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 18 25 $99,231 $106,700
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 16 25 $136,989 $147,300
2-Door Roadster SL65 AMG 14 21 $199,485 $214,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,370
$99,231
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,400
$106,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1257 / month
$1778 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
No matter whether it's a coupe, convertible, or Gran Coupe, the 2014 BMW 6-Series covers soft and elegant as well as it does sharp and athletic. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class feels content as a grand tourer, but it's sportier than you might expect.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.1
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
30.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87 -
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.8 181.6
Height, Overall (in)
53.9 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.6 63
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 101.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 8.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 36.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P285/35YR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P255/40YR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4001 3935
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5800 429 @ 5250
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1400 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
N55 NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 4.7 L/285
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 20
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
2TB 427
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Roadster
Vehicle Name
BMW 6 Series Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 9.2 (Est)

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