BMW Z3 3.0i vs Mercedes-Benz SL 500

Picture of BMW Z3 3.0i
Picture of Mercedes-Benz SL 500
Category BMW Z3 3.0iMercedes-Benz SL 500
Engine layout 3.0 l R65.0 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 231 / 228306 / 302
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 300 / 221460 / 339
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1330 / 29321795 / 3957
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 174 / 171170 / 168

Lap Times 2

Track BMW Z3 3.0iMercedes-Benz SL 500
Hockenheim Short 1:18.401:19.70
Nürburgring Nordschleife 8:34.008:38.00

Performance

Category BMW Z3 3.0iMercedes-Benz SL 500
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 6.0 s6.5 s
0 - 200 kph 25.9 s23.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.0 s @ 85.1 mph10.3 s @ 83.9 mph
Est. 1/4 mile 15.6 s @ 105.0 mph15.7 s @ 105.6 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 19.9 s16.9 s
Est. max acceleration 0.53 g (5 m/s²)0.48 g (5 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW Z3 3.0iMercedes-Benz SL 500
Track Performance 200193
Straight line speed 635642
Total 835835

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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