As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW Z4 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class in the front seats.
With the Mercedes-Benz SLK-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). Whether you pick the BMW Z4 or the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 SLK-Class have similar Destination Charges.
The BMW Z4 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW Z4, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW Z4 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
The BMW Z4 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz SLK-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 SLK-Class.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW Z4 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. The BMW Z4 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-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 SLK-Class.
Compare the 2014 BMW Z4 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800
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MSRP*: $43,525 - $68,925
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $1,000||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 2.99%||--|
|City MPG:||17 - 22||19 - 22|
|Highway MPG:||24 - 34||28 - 32|
|Engine(s):||Inline-4, Inline-6||Inline-4, V-6, V-8|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||2 - 2|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$45,035 - $60,535||$40,478 - $64,100|
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