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2016 BMW Z4 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW Z4, drivers may find the Mercedes-Benz E-Class a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW Z4, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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
Since the BMW Z4 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver 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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Compare the 2016 BMW Z4 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2016 BMW
Z4

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MSRP*: $49,700 - $66,350

2018 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $66,300 - $68,800
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City MPG: 17 - 22 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 34 N/A
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 2 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $46,225 - $61,540 $61,659 - $63,984

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.