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Compare 2012 BMW 6-Series vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL Class

2012 BMW 6-Series
2012 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
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2-Door Conv 640i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
6 Series 2-Door Conv 640i 21 31 $74,610 $81,100
6 Series 2-Door Conv 650i 15 23 $83,260 $90,500
6 Series 2-Door Conv 650i xDrive 15 23 $86,020 $93,500
6 Series 2-Door Coupe 640i 23 33 $67,710 $73,600
6 Series 2-Door Coupe 650i 15 23 $76,360 $83,000
6 Series 2-Door Coupe 650i xDrive 15 20 $79,120 $86,000
M6 2-Door Conv 14 20 $104,050 $113,100
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2-Door Coupe CL 550 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 550 4MATIC 15 24 $106,113 $114,100
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 600 RWD 12 18 $147,591 $158,700
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $140,895 $151,500
CL-Class 2-Door Coupe CL 65 AMG RWD 12 18 $196,230 $211,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$74,610
$106,113
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,100
$114,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1352 / month
$1902 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Elegant, stylish, comfortable, and quick, the 2012 BMW 6-Series is one of the top choices for a grand-touring coupe or convertible--as long as your budget can handle it.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.5 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 59.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 104.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.6 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.2
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.8 201.0
Height, Overall (in)
53.7 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 116.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 - 12.4 13.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.3
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)
13.6 x 0.9 11.8 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 23.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R18 P275/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R18 P255/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4255 4740
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
332 @ 1400-4500 516 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 4.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5800-6000 429 @ 5250
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.65
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 6 Series Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 3

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