BMW M2 vs. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$54,500
$88,200

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.33 / 5
3 Reviews
3.33 / 5
3 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
365 hp
362 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L Inline 6
3.0L Bi

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 - 40.1 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33 in.
8.5 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
4
2

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/35YR19
P255/35YR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106 in.
101.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.4 ft.
36.2 ft.

Length

Length
176.2 in.
182.3 in.

Width

Width
73 in.
73.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3450 - 3505 lbs.
3826 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
365 hp
362 hp

Torque

Torque
343 ft. lbs.
369 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
V6 Cylinder

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.7 gal.
19.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 - 20 mpg
24 mpg

City

City
18 - 20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
28 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
BMW M2
Mercedes-Benz SL

Body Style

Body Style
Coupe
Roadster

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Two-Seaters

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4
2

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
89.7 ft³.
50.5 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3450 - 3505 lbs.
3826 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 - 22 mpg.
23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 - 20 mpg.
20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 mpg.
28 mpg.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
_BC42_
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
3.0 L/183

Displacement

Displacement
3.0 L/182
Gasoline Direct Injection

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
421

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
2MK, ZMT, _DCT01
9

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 7
Automatic w/OD

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD - Manual w/OD
5.35

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.11 - 4.81
3.24

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 - 2.59
2.25

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 - 1.70
1.64

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 - 1.28
1.21

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - 0.85
4.80

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 - 4.17
3.07

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46
7.6

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 - 8.4
Multi-Link

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
P255/35YR19

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
P285/30YR19

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/35YR19
19 - 19 X 8.5 in.

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P265/35YR19
19 - 19 X 9.5 in.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 9 in.
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 10 in.
Aluminum

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
Rack-Pinion

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
36.2 ft.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
4-Wheel Disc

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.4 ft.
4-Wheel

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Yes

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Yes

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
14.2 in.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
12.6 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15 in.
19.8 gal.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.5 in.
39.1 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.7 gal.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 - 40.1 in.
55.5 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
53.6 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.4 in.
101.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.6 - 36.5 in.
182.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
33 in.
73.9 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.4 in.
51.2 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106 in.
62.8 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
176.2 in.
63 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73 in.
8.5 ft³.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55.5 in.
0.86

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.2 in.
0.72

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63 in.
SL

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³.
Luxury Sport

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
Convertible

Model Group

Model Group
2 Series
3.0

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
DOHC

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Coupe
aluminum

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.0
6

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
4