Compare 2013 BMW M6 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2013 BMW M6
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $99,680 $108,350
2-Door Convertible 14 20 $105,480 $114,650
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2-Door Roadster SL550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL550 17 25 $98,115 $105,500
2-Door Roadster SL63 AMG 16 25 $135,594 $145,800
2-Door Roadster SL65 AMG 14 21 $197,383 $212,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$99,680
$98,115
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$108,350
$105,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1806 / month
$1758 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class toughens up its image and its handling, but still feels more content as a grand touring grand dame.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- TBD - 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 50.5
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.9
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.500 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.8
Length, Overall (in)
192.800 181.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.100 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.500 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.200 101.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
82.900 73.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 13.5/8.5
Brakes
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)
15.600 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.700 x - TBD - 13.5 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.100 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P265/40R19 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/35R19 P285/35R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4255 4001
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
500 @ 1500 - 5750 516 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code
S63T NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 4.6L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
560 @ 6000 - 7000 429 @ 5250
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.840 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.670 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.810 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.700 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.170 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.590 2.86
Trans Order Code
2MK NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.150 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.280 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW M6 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 9.0

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