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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 $45,035 $48,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $52,395 $56,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $60,535 $65,800
2-Door Roadster SLK250
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK250 22 32 $40,478 $43,525
2-Door Roadster SLK350 21 29 $52,289 $56,225
2-Door Roadster SLK55 AMG 19 28 $64,100 $68,925
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$816 / month
$725 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 BMW Z4 offers a pleasant balance of luxury, comfort, and sport, but it is at the pricier end of the roadster spectrum. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the most conservative choice amongst its competitors, but the mini-SL makes for a charming, compelling choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 32 mpg
EPA Classification Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 52.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.5
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 61.4
Length, Overall (in) 166.9 162.8
Height, Overall (in) 50.8 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 98.3 95.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 8 6.4
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) 11.8 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 12.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 34.5
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Size P225/45VR17 P245/40YR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P225/45YR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3263 3241
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 17 X 8.5
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 -
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 1250 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5000 201 @ 5500
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 32
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.35 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.86
Trans Order Code ZMT NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.68 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.08 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.92
Trans Type 6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Vehicle Name BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Body Style Roadster Roadster
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 7.1 (Est)
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