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2014 BMW 435 vs. 2014 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 435 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW 435, making it more convenient to drive.

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 435 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 435 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 435 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. If you go with the BMW 435, 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 somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 435 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Handling
The BMW 435 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
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 435 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Utility
The BMW 435 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 435 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Warranty
The BMW 435 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

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2014 BMW
435

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MSRP*: $54,900

2014 Mercedes-Benz
SLK-Class

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MSRP*: $43,525 - $68,925
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.13% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.13% --
City MPG: 20 19 - 22
Highway MPG: 30 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*: $50,510 $40,478 - $64,100

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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