Compare 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2011 BMW Z4

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2011 BMW Z4
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2-Door Roadster SLK300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK300 18 26 $43,617 $46,900
2-Door Roadster SLK350 18 25 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Roadster SLK55 AMG 14 22 $61,984 $66,650
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2-Door Roadster sDrive30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive30i 18 28 $43,655 $47,450
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $49,080 $53,350
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $57,500 $62,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,617
$43,655
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,900
$47,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$782 / month
$791 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has the poise and performance of a sports car and the soul of a sunny roadster. The 2011 BMW Z4 is an exhilarating sports car, and one of the better choices for touring, but next to other roadsters it's pricey.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.8 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
161.5 167.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.1 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 98.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.8 10.9/6.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr 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 1.1 13.0 x 0.9
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)
18.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.16 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front 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)
3208 3241
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 147
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 - 5000 220 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6000 255 @ 6600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.01
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
411 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.31
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Dr Conv
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class BMW Z4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
3-Link w/stabilizer bar w/Double-Pivot
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Central Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-Link w/stabilizer bar NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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