As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the BMW Z4 in the front seats.
With the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW Z4, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW Z4, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the BMW Z4 have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the BMW Z4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW Z4.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW Z4.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a larger turning radius than the BMW Z4, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the BMW Z4. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the BMW Z4. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW Z4.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW Z4.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the 2014 BMW Z4.
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MSRP*: $106,700 - $214,500
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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $1,000|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 2.99%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 3.00%|
|City MPG:||14 - 18||17 - 22|
|Highway MPG:||21 - 25||24 - 34|
|Engine(s):||V-12, V-8||Inline-4, Inline-6|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||2 - 2|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$99,231 - $199,485||$45,035 - $60,535|
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