Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2014 BMW 6-Series

2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2014 BMW 6-Series
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2-Door Roadster SL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL 550 18 25 $99,231 $106,700
2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 16 25 $136,989 $147,300
2-Door Roadster SL 65 AMG 14 21 $199,485 $214,500
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2-Door Coupe RWD 640i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 640i 22 32 $69,370 $75,400
4-Door Sedan RWD Gran Coupe 640i 20 30 $71,390 $77,600
2-Door Coupe AWD 640i xDrive 20 29 $72,130 $78,400
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe 640i xDrive 20 29 $74,150 $80,600
2-Door Convertible RWD 640i 20 30 $76,270 $82,900
2-Door Convertible AWD 640i xDrive 20 29 $79,030 $85,900
2-Door Coupe RWD 650i 17 25 $79,765 $86,700
4-Door Sedan RWD Gran Coupe 650i 17 25 $81,790 $88,900
2-Door Coupe AWD 650i xDrive 16 24 $82,525 $89,700
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe 650i xDrive 16 24 $84,550 $91,900
2-Door Convertible RWD 650i 17 25 $86,665 $94,200
2-Door Convertible AWD 650i xDrive 16 24 $89,425 $97,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$99,231
$69,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$106,700
$75,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1778 / month
$1257 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class feels content as a grand tourer, but it's sportier than you might expect. No matter whether it's a coupe, convertible, or Gran Coupe, the 2014 BMW 6-Series covers soft and elegant as well as it does sharp and athletic.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.9
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 87
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 53.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 65.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.8 112.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 63
Length, Overall (in)
181.6 192.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 16.2
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)
12.6 13.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 13.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3935 4001
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9.5 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800 330 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA N55
Displacement
4.7 L/285 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
429 @ 5250 315 @ 5800
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
427 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class BMW 6 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 (Est) 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210

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