Compare 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2017 BMW 6-Series

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2017 BMW 6-Series
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Coupe CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe CLS 550 18 26 $69,611 $74,850
4MATIC Coupe CLS 550 17 25 $71,936 $77,350
4MATIC Coupe AMG CLS 63 S 16 22 $101,277 $108,900
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Coupe 640i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 640i 21 30 $72,670 $77,600
Gran Coupe 640i 20 29 $74,715 $79,800
Coupe 640i xDrive 19 28 $75,460 $80,600
Gran Coupe 640i xDrive 19 28 $77,505 $82,800
Convertible 640i 20 29 $79,645 $85,100
Convertible 640i xDrive 19 28 $82,435 $88,100
Coupe 650i 17 24 $83,270 $89,000
Gran Coupe 650i 17 24 $85,315 $91,200
Coupe 650i xDrive 16 24 $86,060 $92,000
Gran Coupe 650i xDrive 15 24 $88,105 $94,200
Convertible 650i 17 24 $90,245 $96,500
Convertible 650i xDrive 15 24 $93,035 $99,500
Gran Coupe ALPINA B6 xDrive 15 24 $114,425 $122,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,611
$72,670
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,850
$77,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1248 / month
$1293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is the first of its kind and in need of a makeover. It's still timeless, but it's also time for what's next. The 2017 BMW 6-Series is a luxurious jack of all trades (speed, style, comfort, and quality) but a master of one: grand touring.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 49.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
58 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35 30.5
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 87
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 35.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 53.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 65.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 112.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 63
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 192.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 16.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30ZR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35ZR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4233 4001
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000 315 @ 5800
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1600 330 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7 L/285 3.0 L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.11
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS 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
8.4 (Est) 7.4

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