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2015 BMW 428 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, the BMW 428 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 428 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 428 will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 428 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 428 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. If you go with the BMW 428, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 428 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Handling
The BMW 428 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 428 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 428 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 428 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Warranty
The BMW 428 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

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2015 BMW
428

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MSRP*: $48,750 - $50,750

2015 Mercedes-Benz
SLK-Class

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MSRP*: $43,950 - $70,900
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% --
City MPG: 21 - 23 19 - 22
Highway MPG: 33 - 34 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 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*: $44,850 - $46,690 $40,874 - $65,937

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.