Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2008 BMW Z4

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2008 BMW Z4
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2-Door Roadster 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 3.0L 17 25 $41,060 $44,150
2-Door Roadster 3.5L 17 23 $45,988 $49,450
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $58,776 $63,200
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2-Door Roadster 3.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 3.0i 18 28 $33,765 $36,700
2-Door Coupe 3.0si 18 28 $37,445 $40,700
2-Door Roadster 3.0si 18 28 $39,285 $42,700
2-Door Coupe M 15 22 $46,370 $50,400
2-Door Roadster M 15 22 $48,210 $52,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,060
$33,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,150
$36,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$736 / month
$612 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK doesn’t have the edgy driving experience of other roadsters, but it keeps you comfortable, looks fast, and is fast. The 2008 BMW Z4 coupe and roadster are fun cars, but the M versions are truly memorable.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 98.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 58.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
160.7 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 51.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.8 (6.5 w/top down) 8.5-9.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 32.2
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3215 3020
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2700 - 5000 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6100 215 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.46
Trans Order Code
411 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.32
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.94
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class BMW Z4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multi-link Central Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
3-Link Strut Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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