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2015 BMW Z4 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BMW Z4 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

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 Z4 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz E-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 Z4 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW Z4 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. If you go with the BMW Z4, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW Z4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The BMW Z4 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW Z4 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The BMW Z4 has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz E-Class the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW Z4 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW Z4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2015 BMW
Z4

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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800

2015 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $61,350 - $67,750
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.12% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 17 - 22 17
Highway MPG: 24 - 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $45,035 - $60,535 $57,056 - $63,008

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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