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2014 BMW M235 vs. 2014 Nissan 370Z Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW M235 and the Nissan 370Z in the front seats.

Convenience
The Nissan 370Z requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW M235, 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). The BMW M235 is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan 370Z. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW M235 is much higher than that for the Nissan 370Z.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M235 is much slimmer than the Nissan 370Z, 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 M235, which is slightly longer than the Nissan 370Z.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW M235 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan 370Z.

Handling
The BMW M235 has a larger turning radius than the Nissan 370Z, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW M235 has less horsepower than the Nissan 370Z, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The BMW M235 offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan 370Z, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW M235 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan 370Z.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW M235 than that of the Nissan 370Z.

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2014 BMW
M235

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MSRP*: $43,100

2014 Nissan
370Z

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MSRP*: $29,990 - $43,020
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 22 18
Highway MPG: 32 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $39,650 $28,412 - $40,632

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