Compare 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2005 MINI Cooper Convertible

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2005 MINI Cooper Convertible
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $84,909 $91,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $120,342 $129,400
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 12 19 $169,353 $182,100
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 27 35 $19,305 $21,450
2-Door Convertible S 25 32 $22,410 $24,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,909
$19,305
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,300
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1522 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
57.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 50.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 97.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 66.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 143.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 5.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 13.18
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/40ZR18 P175/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35ZR18 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 2700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 55
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 111 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.0L/303 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 115 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 4.11
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 14.40
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 5.48
Trans Type
7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 3.51
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 14.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 8.33
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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