2020 BMW Z4 vs. Its Competition

2020 BMW Z4 - Best Car To Buy 2020
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The 2020 BMW Z4 would likely trail the Porsche 718 Boxster on the track or trail due to its superlative handling, but the inline-6 in the M40i has more snarl than the turbo-4 in the Porsche.

The 2020 Audi TT RS is a 394-horsepower 2.5-liter 5-cylinder–yes, 5–that hits 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, beating all the competitors.

While rumors of the end of the TT run rampant, the Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster and AMG SLC 43 have been officially confirmed to end production with model year 2020.

The SLC trades more on luxurious features and appointments than straight performance, except for the twin-turbo V-6 in the AMG SLC 43.

The Z4 birthed the return of the 2020 Toyota Supra, which is an admirable sports coupe that performs better on twisty roads than a racetrack.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2020 BMW Z4 keeps alive the Sunday drive.
5.8
Affordable fun remains the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s calling card, and we can’t get enough of it.
5.6
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class sings a pretty swan song—and you can hear it even when the top’s down.
7.0
In Porsche-speak, GTS translates to “Goldilocks.” That’s not true, but the 718 makes a lot of sense in well-balanced GTS trim.
5.8
With the 2020 Supra, Toyota doesn’t disappoint. The new Supra has agile moves, ready inline-6 power, and loads of racetrack or autocross fun.
MSRP From    
$49,700$26,580$49,950$59,600$49,990
Gas Mileage    
24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
EPA Class    
Two-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-Seaters
Style Name    
sDrive30i RoadsterSport ManualSLC 300 RoadsterCoupe3.0 Automatic (GS)
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
22222
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
RoadsterConvertibleRoadsterCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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