Compare 2016 BMW 6-Series vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2016 BMW 6-Series
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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2-Door Conv 640i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
6 Series 2-Door Conv 640i RWD 20 31 $78,515 $84,800
6 Series 2-Door Conv 640i xDrive AWD 20 29 $81,275 $87,800
6 Series 2-Door Conv 650i RWD 17 25 $89,005 $96,200
6 Series 2-Door Conv 650i xDrive AWD 15 24 $91,765 $99,200
6 Series 2-Door Coupe 640i RWD 20 31 $71,615 $77,300
6 Series 2-Door Coupe 640i xDrive AWD 20 29 $74,375 $80,300
6 Series 2-Door Coupe 650i RWD 17 25 $82,105 $88,700
6 Series 2-Door Coupe 650i xDrive AWD 16 25 $84,865 $91,700
6 Series 4-Door Sedan 640i RWD Gran Coupe 20 31 $73,640 $79,500
6 Series 4-Door Sedan 640i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe 20 29 $76,400 $82,500
6 Series 4-Door Sedan 650i RWD Gran Coupe 17 25 $84,130 $90,900
6 Series 4-Door Sedan 650i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe 15 24 $86,890 $93,900
6 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B6 xDrive AWD Gran Coupe 15 24 $112,925 $122,200
M6 2-Door Conv 14 20 $110,625 $119,700
M6 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $104,830 $113,400
M6 4-Door Gran Coupe 14 20 $108,325 $117,200
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4-Door Sedan AMG CLS 63 S-Model 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS 4-Door Sedan AMG CLS 63 S-Model 4MATIC 16 22 $100,254 $107,800
CLS 4-Door Sedan CLS 400 4MATIC 19 26 $64,542 $69,400
CLS 4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD 20 30 $62,217 $66,900
CLS 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 4MATIC 17 25 $71,238 $76,600
CLS 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD 17 26 $68,913 $74,100

Pricing

Invoice Price

$78,515
$100,254

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$84,800
$107,800

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1413 / month
$1797 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 BMW M6 is a no-compromises kind of car for buyers unfazed by traditional sports car manufacturers. It's better suited for the streets than the track, and that's not a bad thing. The 2016 Mercedes CLS-Class looks great—inside and out. But a new E-Class and more efficient powertrains may outrun the potent "four-door coupe" sooner rather than later.

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Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 22 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

89 104.3

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.9 57.1

Second Leg Room (in)

30.5 35

Passenger Capacity

4 4

Front Leg Room (in)

42.1 42.1

Second Head Room (in)

36.5 36.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

49.6 56.5

Front Head Room (in)

40.3 36.9

Second Hip Room (in)

- 57.6

Front Hip Room (in)

- 58

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.8 -

Length, Overall (in)

192.8 196.7

Height, Overall (in)

53.7 55.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.2 63.2

Wheelbase (in)

112.4 113.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.6 74.1

Track Width, Front (in)

63 63.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

10.6 15.3

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.7 14.2

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 14.2

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 21.1

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.4 37.1

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P245/45VR18 P255/35ZR19

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45VR18 P285/30ZR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4255 4277

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 19 X 9.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 19 X 9

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

210 180

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

330 @ 1400 590 @ 2000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/182 5.5 L/333

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

315 @ 5800 577 @ 5500

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 16

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.34

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.23 2.65

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 1.92

Trans Type

8 7

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.73

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 3.42

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 2.89

Trans Order Code

2TB NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.82

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 6 Series Mercedes-Benz CLS

Body Style

Convertible 4MATIC

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7 9.8

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