Compare 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2016 BMW Z4

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2016 BMW Z4
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2-Door Roadster SLK 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 300 25 32 $43,710 $47,000
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $55,056 $59,200
2-Door Roadster AMG SLK 55 19 28 $67,518 $72,600
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2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $46,225 $49,700
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 17 24 $53,400 $57,500
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $61,540 $66,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,710
$46,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,000
$49,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$783 / month
$828 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 98.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 59.5
Length, Overall (in)
162.8 166.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.4 8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8
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)
12.7 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR17 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45YR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3241 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8.5 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1300 260 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5550 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 3.68
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.08
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 1.31
Trans Type
9 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 3.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA ZMT
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK BMW Z4
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
6.6 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 170

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