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Compare 2016 BMW Z4 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2016 BMW Z4
2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
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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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2-Door Roadster AMG SLK 55
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLK 2-Door Roadster AMG SLK 55 19 28 $67,518 $72,600
SLK 2-Door Roadster SLK 300 25 32 $43,710 $47,000
SLK 2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $55,056 $59,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,225
$67,518
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,700
$72,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$828 / month
$1210 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is more of a weekend-getaway machine than a canyon-carver; but with mini-SL style and some unrivaled tech features, if offers up roadster thrills with fewer sacrifices in comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 51.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
98.3 95.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 61
Length, Overall (in)
166.9 163.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8 6.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 14.2
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 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P255/35YR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P235/40YR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3583
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1450 398 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 415 @ 6800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.35 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.86
Trans Order Code
ZMT NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.68 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 2.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Body Style
Roadster Roadster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 8.0 (Est)

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