Compare 2015 BMW Z4 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2015 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 $45,535 $48,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 17 24 $52,895 $56,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $61,035 $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
$45,535
$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 2015 BMW Z4 is on the pricier side of the roadster segment, but it offers a nice blend of comfort, sport, and technology. 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
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.5
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 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.5
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
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1450 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.68 4.38
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
6.8 7.1 (Est)

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