Compare 2011 BMW Z4 vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2011 BMW Z4
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Roadster sDrive30i
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
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2-Door Roadster SLK300
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
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
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
98.3 95.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9/6.4 9.8 (6.5 w/top down)
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.5
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
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 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3241 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
147 90
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6600 228 @ 6000
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
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
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Dr Conv 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Central Link 5-arm multi-link
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.3

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