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BMW Z4 Roadster
2020 BMW Z4 Roadster
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$49,700
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8.8
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Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class
2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class
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$48,950
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7.1
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.7 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Trunk Volume
9.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
6.4 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
241 hp @ 5550 rpm
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
273 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.1 ft
34.5 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
17" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 9"
17" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45VR18
P225/45YR17
Rear Tire
P255/40VR18
P245/40YR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
26 MPG
27 MPG
City
24 MPG
23 MPG
Highway
31 MPG
32 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 Tons/yr
6.6 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.7 gallons
15.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
328.8 miles
365.7 miles
Cruising Range Highway
424.7 miles
508.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
170.7 in
162.8 in
Height
51.4 in
51.3 in
Max Width
73.4 in
71.5 in
Front Width
63.7 in
61.4 in
Rear Width
63.5 in
61.6 in
Wheelbase
97.2 in
95.7 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
4.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
2 seater
2 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.2 in
42.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.9 in
38 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.3 in
52.2 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,287 lbs
3,296 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
9.9 ft³
6.4 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Alpine White
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Misano Blue Metallic
  • San Francisco Red Metallic
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Indium Grey Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic
  • designo Shadow Grey Magno, Limited production capacity.

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Seat Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Sahara Beige, MB-Tex Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Alcantara/Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Black, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Cognac, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Magma Red, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Black w/Red Stitching, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Sahara Beige, Leather Upholstery
  • Bengal Red/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Platinum White/Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown, Nappa Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Optional
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Optional
Standard
Leather Seats
Optional
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Optional
Standard

Comfort

Heads-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Optional
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Optional
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Optional
Optional
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Optional
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles