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2020 BMW Z4 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Review

New 2020 BMW Z4

2020 BMW
Z4

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
SLC 300

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MSRP*
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$49,700 to $63,700
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$49,950
Invoice* $46,720 to $59,740 $46,953
MPG - City 24 23
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 2 2
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW Z4 and the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 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). Whether you pick the BMW Z4 or the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, 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 SLC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW Z4 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 SLC 300.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW Z4 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Handling
The BMW Z4 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW Z4 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

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 SLC 300. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW Z4 as you will in the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Warranty
The BMW Z4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.