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Compare 2013 Audi TT vs 2013 BMW Z4 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2013 Audi TT
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2013 BMW Z4
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2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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Select style
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 22 31 $35,945 $38,650
TT 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $35,945 $38,650
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $38,735 $41,650
TT 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $38,735 $41,650
TT RS 2-Door Coupe MT quattro 2.5T 18 25 $53,196 $57,200
TTS 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $44,035 $47,350
TTS 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $44,035 $47,350
TTS 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $46,825 $50,350
TTS 2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $46,825 $50,350
Select style
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $43,560 $47,350
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $50,740 $55,150
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $59,065 $64,200
Select style
2-Door Roadster SLK 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 250 22 32 $39,897 $42,900
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $51,522 $55,400
SLK-Class 2-Door Roadster SLK 55 AMG 19 28 $63,231 $67,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,945
$43,560
$39,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,650
$47,350
$42,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$644 / month
$789 / month
$715 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Audi TT RS is the star on track, but all TT models offer fun and efficiency, plus a welcome dash of style. The 2013 BMW Z4 is spirited and purposeful, and balances fun and comfort quite well, but it's pricier than other roadsters. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two Seaters 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.3 - -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 - TBD - 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.300 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 42.200 42.5
Passenger Capacity
4 2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.500 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 59.500 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.100 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
164.5 167.000 162.8
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 50.800 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 - TBD - 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 98.300 95.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 10.900/6.400 10.1 (6.4 w/top down)
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 - TBD - 13.000 x 0.900 12.7 x 1.3
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 - TBD - 11.800 x 0.800 11.8 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.500 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.000 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 14.400 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.96 35.100 34.5
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 3307 3308
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 8.700 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1600 260 @ 1250 - 4800 229 @ 2000 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 240 @ 5000 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.769/3.444 3.080 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.829 1.000 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.686 0.680 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.923 3.680 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.185 1.310 1.72
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.862 0.810 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.264 3.350 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.792 2.060 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA 411
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Audi TT BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.1 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) 7 7

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