Compare 2020 BMW 8-Series vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2020 BMW 8-Series
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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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840i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
8 Series 840i Convertible 22 29 $91,080 $97,400
8 Series 840i Coupe 23 30 $82,245 $87,900
8 Series 840i Gran Coupe 22 29 $79,455 $84,900
8 Series 840i xDrive Convertible 20 27 $93,780 $100,300
8 Series 840i xDrive Coupe 21 27 $84,945 $90,800
8 Series 840i xDrive Gran Coupe 20 27 $82,155 $87,800
8 Series M850i xDrive Convertible 17 25 $113,400 $121,400
8 Series M850i xDrive Coupe 18 25 $104,565 $111,900
8 Series M850i xDrive Gran Coupe 17 25 $101,775 $108,900
M8 Competition Convertible 15 21 $145,115 $155,500
M8 Competition Coupe 15 21 $136,280 $146,000
M8 Competition Gran Coupe 15 21 $133,490 $143,000
M8 Convertible 15 21 $133,025 $142,500
M8 Coupe 15 21 $124,190 $133,000
M8 Gran Coupe 15 21 $121,400 $130,000
AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$91,080
$76,328
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$97,400
$81,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1623 / month
$1353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
It’s back and the 2020 BMW 8-Series is available in any style except SUV. You go, BMW. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is graceful and serene with impressive performance available.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.5 35
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.9
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 36.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.1 115.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 3.7
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 199.1
Height, Overall (in)
52.7 56
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 11.9
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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)
- 14.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 39.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/40VR18 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
258 R02
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
258 R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4211 4447
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 19 X 9
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
368 @ 1600 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5000 429 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 2.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Summary
Body Style
Convertible 4MATIC+
Vehicle Name
BMW 8 Series Mercedes-Benz CLS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.8
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