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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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
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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
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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 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 -

Second Leg Room (in)

29.3 - -

Front Head Room (in)

37.7 - TBD - 38.0

Exterior Dimensions

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

Liftover Height (in)

31.1 - TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.5 70.500 71.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.1 10.900/6.400 10.1 (6.4 w/top down)

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14.5 14.500 15.9

Steering

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

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.9 3.000 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A - TBD - - TBD -

Tires

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

Rear Tire Size

P245/40R18 P225/45R17 P245/40R17

Trailering

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

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3142 3307 3308

Wheels

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

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA - TBD -

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

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

Fuel System

Direct Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 34 32

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 22 22

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 26 26

Transmission

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

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

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi TT BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Body Style

Coupe Convertible 2 Door Roadster

Suspension

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 -

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

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 (2012) 7 7

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 7.1 6.9

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