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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Select style
2.0 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI 23 30 $40,456 $43,500
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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 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
Second Head Room (in)
33.8 - -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 70.5 71.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 4.1
Brakes
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
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
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 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
Front Tire Size
P245/40YR18 P225/45VR17 P235/40YR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3164 3263 3518
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 170 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 - -
Engine
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
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22 20
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA 0.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.72
Summary
Body Style
quattro Coupe Roadster Roadster
Vehicle Name
Audi TT Coupe BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLC
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
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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