Compare 2005 BMW 3-Series vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2005 BMW 3-Series
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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325Ci 2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
3 Series 325Ci 2-Door Coupe SULEV 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sports Wgn RWD 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
3 Series 325i 4-Door Sports Wgn RWD SULEV 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
3 Series 325xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
3 Series 325xi 4-Door Sports Wgn AWD 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Convertible 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
3 Series 330Ci 2-Door Coupe 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
3 Series 330i 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
3 Series 330xi 4-Door Sedan AWD 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $84,909 $91,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $120,342 $129,400
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $114,669 $123,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 12 19 $169,353 $182,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,670
$84,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,000
$91,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
$1522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.0 57.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
54 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 100.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.7 10.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 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)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 36.2
Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Pwr Rack-and-pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 255/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3560 4065
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 143
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 302 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.92
Trans Type
5 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut type Independent 4-Link

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