Compare 2010 Audi TT vs 2010 BMW Z4 vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2010 Audi TT
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2010 BMW Z4
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2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $35,154 $37,800
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $35,154 $37,800
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $35,154 $37,800
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $37,944 $40,800
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $37,944 $40,800
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $37,944 $40,800
TTS 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $42,687 $45,900
TTS 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $42,687 $45,900
TTS 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $45,477 $48,900
TTS 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $45,477 $48,900
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2-Door Roadster sDrive30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive30i 18 28 $42,320 $46,000
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 18 25 $47,750 $51,900
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2-Door Roadster SLK 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 300 18 26 $43,617 $46,900
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 350 18 25 $48,267 $51,900
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 14 22 $61,984 $66,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,154
$42,320
$43,617
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,800
$46,000
$46,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$630 / month
$767 / month
$782 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its uprated edition and more muscular styling, the 2010 Audi TT edges closer to the border between sporty cars and true sports cars. The 2010 BMW Z4 has evolved into an exhilarating sports car with a marvelous folding top, but interior space is tight and the price is dear. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has the poise and performance of a sports car and the soul of a sunny roadster.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
29.3 - -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 39.1 37.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.3 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
73.9 - TBD - 48.8
Second Head Room (in)
32.6 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.5 - -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.2 42.5
Passenger Capacity
4 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.4 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 98.3 95.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.5 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 59.5 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
164.5 166.9 161.5
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 50.8 51.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 8.0 9.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.5 11.8 x - TBD - 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.53 14.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0 2.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 14.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.96 35.1 34.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3153 3241 3208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD - 11.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 147 90
Engine
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I4 Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
TFSI MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 220 @ 2600 221 @ 2500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/182.8 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 255 @ 6600 228 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.01 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA 411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.14 4.27 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
NA Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.70 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.50 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.31 1.72
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.19 4.06
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Cpe 2 Dr Conv 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Audi TT BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA 3-Link w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA 5-Link w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.5 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6 5

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