BMW M5 vs. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$102,700
$89,150

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
600 hp
362 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8
3.0L Bi

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
39.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.7 cu. ft.
8.5 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System

Passengers

Passengers
5
2

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Tire Width

Tire Width
P275/35YR20 - P275/40YR19
P255/35YR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.4 in.
101.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.3 ft.
36.2 ft.

Length

Length
195.5 in.
182.3 in.

Width

Width
74.9 in.
73.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4370 lbs.
3826 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
600 hp
362 hp

Torque

Torque
553 ft. lbs.
369 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.1 gal.
19.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 mpg
24 mpg

City

City
15 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 mpg
28 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

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

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
BMW M5
Mercedes-Benz SL

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Roadster

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Two-Seaters

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
2

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
98.8 ft³.
50.5 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4370 lbs.
3826 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
17 mpg.
23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

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

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
4.4 L/268
3.0 L/183

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
2TB
421

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00
5.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20
3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14
2.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72
1.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.17
4.80

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15
3.07

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4
7.7

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P275/35YR20 - P275/40YR19
P255/35YR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR20 - P285/40YR19
P285/30YR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 9.5 - 20 X 9.5 in.
19 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 10.5 - 20 X 10.5 in.
19 X 9.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
41.3 ft.
36.2 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.6 - 15.7 in.
14.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15 in.
12.6 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.1 gal.
19.8 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
39.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
42.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.7 in.
55.5 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.4 in.
101.7 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
195.5 in.
182.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.9 in.
73.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58 in.
51.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64 in.
62.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.8 in.
63 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.7 ft³.
8.5 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64
0.72

Model Group

Model Group
M5
SL

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Convertible

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
4.4
3.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
8
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4