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.
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.
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.
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.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW Z4 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
The BMW Z4 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW Z4 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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.
The BMW Z4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Compare the 2014 BMW Z4 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800
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MSRP*: $60,200 - $67,300
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $3,000|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 3.19%||As low as 1.99%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 3.12%||--|
|City MPG:||17 - 22||17 - 19|
|Highway MPG:||24 - 34||26 - 28|
|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|
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|Invoice*:||$45,035 - $60,535||$55,986 - $62,589|
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