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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster SLK250
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
2-Door Roadster SLK350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
2-Door Roadster SLK55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $43,560 $47,350
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $50,740 $55,150
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $59,065 $64,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,897
$43,560
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,900
$47,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$715 / month
$789 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK is the least polarizing of the roadsters, but there's enough urgency to go with its elegant, mini-SL charm. The 2013 BMW Z4 is spirited and purposeful, and balances fun and comfort quite well, but it's pricier than other roadsters.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2 Seater Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.200
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 53.300
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 95.7 98.300
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.500
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 59.500
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.100
Length, Overall (in) 162.8 167.000
Height, Overall (in) 51.2 50.800
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 (6.4 w/top down) 10.900/6.400
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.4 11.800 x 0.800
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.7 x 1.3 13.000 x 0.900
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.500
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.5 35.100
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.000
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
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) 3308 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.700
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 229 @ 2000 - 4300 260 @ 1250 - 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.72 1.310
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.810
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.350
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.61 2.060
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code 411 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.080
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.680
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.46 3.680
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class BMW Z4
Body Style 2 Door Roadster Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 7.1
 
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