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2013 BMW 135 vs. 2014 BMW Z4 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW 135, drivers may find the BMW Z4 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 135 as you will with the BMW Z4, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the BMW 135 is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW Z4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 135 and the BMW Z4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 135 is much slimmer than the BMW Z4, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 135, which is slightly longer than the BMW Z4.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW 135 and the BMW Z4 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The BMW 135 has about the same turning radius as the BMW Z4, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 135 and the BMW Z4.

Utility
The BMW 135 offers greater seating capacity than the BMW Z4, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 135 as you will in the BMW Z4.

Warranty
The BMW 135 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW Z4.

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2013 BMW
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MSRP*: $44,400 - $48,250
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Z4

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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.99% As low as 3.19%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% As low as 3.12%
City MPG: 19 17 - 22
Highway MPG: 28 24 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $40,850 - $44,390 $45,035 - $60,535

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