Compare 2004 BMW Z4 vs 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2004 BMW Z4
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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2-Door Roadster 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 2-Door Roadster 2.5i 20 28 $30,735 $33,600
Z4 2-Door Roadster 3.0i 21 29 $37,380 $40,900
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Kompressor Roadster 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLK-Class Kompressor Roadster 2.3L 21 29 $36,828 $39,600
SLK-Class Kompressor Roadster 2.3L Sp Edition 21 29 $38,316 $41,200
SLK-Class Roadster 3.2L 19 26 $41,897 $45,050
SLK-Class Roadster 3.2L AMG 17 22 $51,569 $55,450
SLK-Class Roadster 3.2L Sp Edition 19 26 $43,385 $46,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,735
$36,828
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,600
$39,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$660 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
47.6 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 58.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
161.0 157.9
Height, Overall (in)
50.1 50.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.2 94.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 9.5 (3.6 Top Down)
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.00 x - TBD - 11.0 x .35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.25 x - TBD - 11.3 x .98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.0 32.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating-Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 225/50VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R16 205/55VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2932 3055
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 200 @ 2500-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 192 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.72
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.27
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe/Roadster
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Transverse Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Type Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Central Link 5-arm multilink

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