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

2016 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2016 BMW 6-Series
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2-Door Roadster SL 400
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SL 400 20 27 $79,097 $85,050
2-Door Roadster SL 550 16 24 $100,487 $108,050
2-Door Roadster AMG SL 63 16 25 $139,221 $149,700
2-Door Roadster AMG SL 65 14 21 $202,322 $217,550
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2-Door Coupe RWD 640i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 640i 20 31 $71,615 $77,300
4-Door Sedan RWD Gran Coupe 640i 20 31 $73,640 $79,500
2-Door Coupe AWD 640i xDrive 20 29 $74,375 $80,300
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe 640i xDrive 20 29 $76,400 $82,500
2-Door Convertible RWD 640i 20 31 $78,515 $84,800
2-Door Convertible AWD 640i xDrive 20 29 $81,275 $87,800
2-Door Coupe RWD 650i 17 25 $82,105 $88,700
4-Door Sedan RWD Gran Coupe 650i 17 25 $84,130 $90,900
2-Door Coupe AWD 650i xDrive 16 25 $84,865 $91,700
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe 650i xDrive 15 24 $86,890 $93,900
2-Door Convertible RWD 650i 17 25 $89,005 $96,200
2-Door Convertible AWD 650i xDrive 15 24 $91,765 $99,200
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe ALPINA B6 xDrive 15 24 $112,925 $122,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,097
$71,615
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,050
$77,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1418 / month
$1288 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class offers relaxed luxury and willing power, but delivers nimble moves when called upon. A light facelift should only help sharpen the standout style and driving experience of the 2016 BMW 6-Series lineup—whether as a coupe, convertible, or four-door Gran Coupe.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.1
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 87
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 63
Length, Overall (in)
181.6 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
51.8 53.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 65.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.8 112.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 16.2
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3836 4001
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9.5 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
354 @ 1600 330 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
329 @ 5250 315 @ 5800
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
427 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL 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
7.7 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210

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