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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 3.5L
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.5L 17 25 $44,733 $48,100
2-Door Cabriolet 3.5L 17 25 $52,173 $56,100
2-Door Coupe 5.5L 15 22 $52,824 $56,800
2-Door Cabriolet 5.5L 15 21 $60,264 $64,800
2-Door Coupe 650i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 650i 15 22 $70,470 $76,600
2-Door Convertible 650i 14 21 $77,005 $83,700
2-Door Coupe M6 11 17 $92,275 $100,300
2-Door Convertible M6 11 17 $97,610 $106,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,733
$70,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,100
$76,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$802 / month
$1277 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is awash in expensive luxury and complex engineering. The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 30.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) 45.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 56.4
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Head Room (in) 35.8 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 49.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.2 81.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 183.2 190.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.0 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 109.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.4 13.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 13.7 x - TBD -
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) 11.4 x - TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 14.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Variable
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/40R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3585 3814
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 170
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/213 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 360 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000 360 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.58
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.40
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.19
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.06
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class BMW 6 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 3-Link Double-Pivot
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Sport
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 5-Arm Multi-Link 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Sport
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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