Compare 2017 Audi TT vs 2016 BMW Z4 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class

2017 Audi TT
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2016 BMW Z4
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2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class
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2.0 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI 23 30 $40,456 $43,500
TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI 23 30 $43,710 $47,000
TTS 2.0 TFSI 23 27 $48,826 $52,500
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2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $46,225 $49,700
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 17 24 $53,400 $57,500
Z4 2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $61,540 $66,350
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AMG SLC 43 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLC AMG SLC 43 Roadster 20 29 $56,079 $60,300
SLC SLC 300 Roadster 25 32 $44,594 $47,950

Pricing

Invoice Price

$40,456
$46,225
$56,079

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$43,500
$49,700
$60,300

Monthly Payment Estimate

$725 / month
$828 / month
$1005 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
7.8
7.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Audi TT isn't quite a pure sports car, but its driver-centric interior design, leaner driving character, and everyday practicality provide an ideal sweet spot for the real world. While it isn't as agile as the Porsche Boxster it is priced against, the 2016 BMW Z4 balances sportiness with comfort and a comfortable cabin. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC offers luxurious open-air motoring for buyers who are more interested in weekend getaways than canyon-carving.

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Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 22 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 34 mpg 29 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Two Seaters Two Seaters

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in)

33.8 - -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

47.9 - -

Front Head Room (in)

37.1 39.1 38

Passenger Capacity

4 2 2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.6 53.3 52.2

Second Leg Room (in)

28.9 - -

Front Leg Room (in)

41.1 42.2 42.5

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- - 48.8

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.1 70.5 71.5

Track Width, Front (in)

61.9 59.5 61

Length, Overall (in)

164.7 166.9 163.1

Height, Overall (in)

53.2 50.8 51.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.1 61.4 61.7

Wheelbase (in)

98.6 98.3 95.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- - 4.1

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.8 11.8 13

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

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 13 14.2

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)

14.5 14.5 18.5

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

- 35.1 34.5

Tires

Front Tire Size

P245/40YR18 P225/45VR17 P235/40YR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/40YR18 P225/45VR17 P255/35YR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3164 3263 3518

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8.5 17 X 8 18 X 9

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8.5 17 X 8 18 X 8

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

330 - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

140 170 -

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

258 @ 1600 260 @ 1450 384 @ 2000

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

220 @ 4500 240 @ 5000 362 @ 5500

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 22 20

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 26 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 34 29

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.79 2.06 3.24

Trans Order Code

NA ZMT NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.83 1.00 1.64

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 0.68 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.92 3.68 5.35

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.77 3.08 2.82

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.19 1.31 2.25

Trans Type

6 6 9

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.86 0.81 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.26 3.35 4.93

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA 0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA 0.72

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi TT Coupe BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLC

Body Style

quattro Coupe Roadster Roadster

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Emissions

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

6.8 6.8 7.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 8 6.4

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