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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster sDrive30i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive30i 18 28 $43,655 $47,450
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $49,080 $53,350
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $57,500 $62,500
2-Door Roadster SLK300
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK300 17 26 $44,314 $47,650
2-Door Roadster SLK350 19 25 $49,569 $53,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,655
$44,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,450
$47,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$791 / month
$794 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 BMW Z4 is an exhilarating sports car, and one of the better choices for touring, but next to other roadsters it's pricey.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seater 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.5
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 49.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 167.0 161.5
Height, Overall (in) 50.8 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 98.3 95.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.9/6.4 9.8 (6.5 w/top down)
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.8 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.9 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 34.5
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45R17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/45R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3241 3208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 147 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 2600 221 @ 2500 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 6600 228 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.19 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.01 2.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.27 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50 4.46
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.72
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Dr Conv 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type 3-link independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Double-Pivot w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Central Link 5-arm multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
 
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