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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster SLK300
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Trim

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
2-Door Roadster sDrive30i
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 48.8 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.2
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.1 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 161.5 167.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.8 10.9/6.4
Brakes
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) 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.5 35.1
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P225/45R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R17 P225/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 3241
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 147
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class BMW Z4
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Dr Conv
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 8.5
 
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