Compare 2019 BMW Z4 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class

2019 BMW Z4
2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class
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sDrive30i Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 sDrive30i Roadster 25 32 $46,720 $49,700
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AMG SLC 43 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLC AMG SLC 43 Roadster 20 29 $60,066 $63,900
SLC SLC 300 Roadster 23 32 $46,013 $48,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,720
$60,066
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,700
$63,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$828 / month
$1065 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW Z4 serves notice that in a crossover-coupe era, the top-down sports-car driving experience still is second to none. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class splits its mission between top-down cruiser and top-up thrill seeker.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
170.7 163.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.4 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 95.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 6.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 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)
NA 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40VR18 P255/40YR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P235/40YR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3287 3541
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 1550 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 385 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.72
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 4.80
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLC
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
6.4 7.6

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