Compare 2013 BMW Z4 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2013 BMW Z4
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
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
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2-Door Roadster SLK 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,560
$39,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,350
$42,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$789 / month
$715 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
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
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
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
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - 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
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
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
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.680 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.680 4.46
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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