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2020 BMW Z4 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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2020 BMW
Z4

MSRP*: $49,700 to $63,700
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

MSRP*: $71,950 to $74,450
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Invoice* $46,720 to $59,740 $67,633 to $69,983
MPG - City 24 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 29 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 382-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 362-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 - 382 hp 362 hp
Exterior Length 170.7 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear info not available
Front 41.8 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear info not available
Front 40.7 in
Rear 36.4 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

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
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW Z4, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the BMW Z4 is clearly a better financial choice over 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. In this case, the BMW Z4 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
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.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW Z4 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The BMW Z4 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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.

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