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Compare 2011 Audi TT vs 2011 BMW Z4 vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2011 Audi TT
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2011 BMW Z4
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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $35,619 $38,300
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $35,619 $38,300
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $38,409 $41,300
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $38,409 $41,300
TTS 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $43,710 $47,000
TTS 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $43,710 $47,000
TTS 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $46,500 $50,000
TTS 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $46,500 $50,000
Select style
2-Door Roadster sDrive30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive30i 18 28 $43,655 $47,450
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $49,080 $53,350
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $57,500 $62,500
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2-Door Roadster SLK 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 300 17 26 $44,314 $47,650
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 350 19 25 $49,569 $53,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,619
$43,655
$44,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,300
$47,450
$47,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$638 / month
$791 / month
$794 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi TT straddles the line between sporty cars and true sports cars--or is it the DMZ? 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two-Seater 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2 2
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 - 49.0
Second Head Room (in)
32.6 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.5 - -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.2 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.4 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 98.3 95.7
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - 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)
164.5 167.0 161.5
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 50.8 51.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 10.9/6.4 9.8 (6.5 w/top down)
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.5 11.8 x 0.8 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted Pwr
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 13.0 x 0.9 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 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)
36.0 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)
9.1 - TBD - 11.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 147 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I4 Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
TFSI Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1600-4200 220 @ 2600 221 @ 2500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300-6000 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 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.26 3.19 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.01 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 4.27 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.70 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.50 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.31 1.72
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
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 Strut-Type 3-link independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Double-Pivot w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Central Link 5-arm multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 8.5 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5 4

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