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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 50.9
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 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 39.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 55.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 5.8
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)
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 13.18
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 2700
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 115 @ 6000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 35
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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