Compare 2014 BMW Z4 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2014 BMW Z4
2014 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 $45,035 $48,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $52,395 $56,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $60,535 $65,800
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2-Door Roadster SLK 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 250 22 32 $40,478 $43,525
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $52,289 $56,225
2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 19 28 $64,100 $68,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,035
$40,478
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,950
$43,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$816 / month
$725 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
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
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
98.3 95.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 61.4
Length, Overall (in)
166.9 162.8
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 51.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8 6.4
Brakes
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
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45YR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P245/40YR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3241
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Engine
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
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Roadster
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 7.1 (Est)

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