Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2004 BMW 6-Series

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2004 BMW 6-Series
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
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2-Door Coupe 645Ci
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 645Ci 17 25 $63,225 $69,300
2-Door Convertible 645Ci 17 25 $69,595 $76,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$63,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$69,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$1155 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.3 81.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.4
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.5 62.7
Wheelbase (in)
100.8 109.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.0 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 13.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.7 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)
11.8 x - TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
285/35WR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
255/40WR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 3781
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 170
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 325 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 330 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.58
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.40
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.05
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class BMW 6 Series
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Double-Pivot Strut

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