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2014 BMW Z4 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
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.

Convenience
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.

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). 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.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW Z4 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW Z4 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Utility
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.

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

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2014 BMW
Z4

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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800
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2014 Mercedes-Benz
SLK-Class

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MSRP*: $43,525 - $68,925
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
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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