The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW M3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the BMW M3. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
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.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M3.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the 2013 BMW M3.
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MSRP*: $106,700 - $214,500
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $1,500|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 3.19%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 3.12%|
|City MPG:||14 - 18||13|
|Highway MPG:||21 - 25||--|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$99,231 - $199,485||$63,525|
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