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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $43,560 $47,350
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $50,740 $55,150
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $59,065 $64,200
2-Door Roadster SLK250
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
2-Door Roadster SLK350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
2-Door Roadster SLK250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,560
$39,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,350
$42,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$789 / month
$715 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 BMW Z4 is spirited and purposeful, and balances fun and comfort quite well, but it's pricier than other roadsters. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the least polarizing of the roadsters, but there's enough urgency to go with its elegant, mini-SL charm.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seaters 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.300 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 49.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.200 42.5
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 50.800 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 98.300 95.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.500 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.500 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.100 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 167.000 162.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.900/6.400 10.1 (6.4 w/top down)
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.800 x 0.800 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.000 x 0.900 12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.500 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.400 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.100 34.5
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.000 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
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
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) 3307 3308
Wheels
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 Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.700 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 1250 - 4800 229 @ 2000 - 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5000 201 @ 5500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.680 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.680 4.46
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.310 1.72
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.810 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.350 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.060 2.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA 411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.080 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Body Style Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 6.9
 
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