Compare 2020 BMW Z4 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class

2020 BMW Z4
2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class
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sDrive30i Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 sDrive30i Roadster 24 32 $46,720 $49,700
Z4 sDriveM40i Roadster 24 31 $59,740 $63,700
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AMG SLC 43 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLC AMG SLC 43 Roadster 20 29 $60,771 $64,650
SLC SLC 300 Roadster 23 32 $46,953 $49,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,720
$60,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,700
$64,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$828 / month
$1078 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW Z4 keeps alive the Sunday drive. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class sings a pretty swan song—and you can hear it even when the top’s down.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 95.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 61.1
Length, Overall (in)
170.7 163.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.4 51.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 6.5
Brakes
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
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)
13.7 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/40VR18 P255/35YR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P235/40YR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3287 3527
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 18 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
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)
24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 4.80
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Mercedes-Benz SLC
Body Style
Roadster Roadster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 7.7

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