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 SLK250
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
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
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 Capacity
2 2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.6
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
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
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45YR17
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 - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 7.1 (Est)

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