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2015 BMW Z4 vs. Its Competition

 
2015 BMW Z4 Pure Fusion Design
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A decade ago, BMW moved to six-cylinder base engines to power its roadsters; now with better technology, it can accomplish the same–or more–power with turbocharged four-cylinders.

The Porsche Boxster is the sportiest competitor in the segment, and while you may deal with a little more interior noise, it's the best option for someone looking for occasional track use.

The Infiniti Q60 is comparatively bulky, but comes with a rear seat and a willing V-6 engine.

The Audi TT feels lean and sporty–and it costs less, too–but it comes standard with front-wheel drive and less power than the BMW.

There's also the Mercedes-Benz SLK 250, which feels bulkier than the Z4, but offers similarly frugal fuel economy numbers.

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The 2015 BMW Z4 is on the pricier side of the roadster segment, but it offers a nice blend of comfort, sport, and technology.
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The 2015 Audi TT is quick, fun, and stylish -- but it skips full sports-car credentials in favor of a little more practicality.
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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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The 2014 Porsche Boxster defines the luxury sports roadster segment with its power, grace, and style.
MSRP From    
$48,950$40,350$48,550$43,525$50,400
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded H-6
EPA Class    
Two-SeatersSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsTwo-SeatersTwo-Seaters
Style Name    
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T2-Door2-Door Roadster SLK2502-Door Roadster
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
24422
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
ConvertibleCoupeConvertibleConvertibleConvertible
Transmission    
Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
 
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