Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2004 BMW 6-Series

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2004 BMW 6-Series
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
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2-Door Coupe 645Ci
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 645Ci 17 25 $63,225 $69,300
2-Door Convertible 645Ci 17 25 $69,595 $76,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$63,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$69,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$1155 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.3 81.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.4
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 62.7
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 109.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 13.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 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)
11.8 x - TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
285/35WR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/40WR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
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)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 3781
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 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)
143 170
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 325 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 330 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.58
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.40
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.05
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class BMW 6 Series
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Double-Pivot Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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