2016 BMW Z4 vs. Its Competition

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Porsche Boxster is the sportiest competitor in the segment, and while you may deal with a little more interior noise, it's the best option for someone looking for occasional track use.

The Chevrolet Corvette is also plenty sporty, though it rides well, too, and its V-8 engine is both more powerful and decidedly more American than the four and sixes you get in the Z4.

The Audi TT feels lean and sporty—and it costs less, too–but it comes standard with front-wheel drive.

There's also the Mercedes-Benz SLK, which feels bulkier than the Z4, but offers engines that emphasize fuel economy or power.

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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.
With a driver-centric interior design and a lighter, quicker driving character, the 2016 Audi TT now offers more of the driving experience that its exterior teases.
The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette's exceptional performance, style, comfort, and features, as well as its choice of high-power engines and body styles, adds up to an impressive sports car and grand tourer in one—and a car that won't break the bank.
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.
The 2016 Porsche Boxster is a thrill to drive; but beyond that it's a great car in nearly every way, and one of the best-value sports cars you can get.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded H-6
EPA Class    
Two SeatersSubcompact CarsTwo SeaterTwo SeatersTwo Seaters
Style Name    
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LT2-Door Roadster SLK 3002-Door Roadster
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Roadsterquattro CoupeCoupeRoadsterConvertible
Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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