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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vs. 2013 BMW M3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW M3.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW M3, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW M3, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the BMW M3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the BMW M3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW M3.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW M3.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a smaller turning radius than the BMW M3, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is somewhat more powerful than the BMW M3.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has less seating than the BMW M3, making the BMW M3 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the BMW M3.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M3.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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MSRP*: $84,000 - $215,250

2013 BMW
M3

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MSRP*: $69,050
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 3.59%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 14 - 20 13
Highway MPG: 21 - 27 --
Engine(s): V-12, V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $78,120 - $200,183 $63,525

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