The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 135.
With the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW 135, due to its tank size and fuel economy.
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 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. 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 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class have similar Destination Charges.
Since the BMW 135 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 135, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 135 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
The BMW 135 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 135 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
The BMW 135 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW 135 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The BMW 135 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
Compare the 2013 BMW 135 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
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MSRP*: $44,400 - $48,250
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MSRP*: $43,525 - $68,925
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $1,500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 3.99%||As low as 1.99%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 4.08%||--|
|City MPG:||19||19 - 22|
|Highway MPG:||28||28 - 32|
|Engine(s):||Inline-6||Inline-4, V-6, V-8|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||2 - 2|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$40,850 - $44,390||$40,478 - $64,100|
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