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BMW Z4 Roadster
2021 BMW Z4 Roadster
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$49,700
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8.8
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Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class
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$49,950
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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: 25 MPG
Hwy: 32 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
6.5 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
36.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
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
28 MPG
27 MPG
City
25 MPG
23 MPG
Highway
32 MPG
32 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 Tons/yr
6.6 (2019) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.7 gallons
15.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
342.5 miles
365.7 miles
Cruising Range Highway
438.4 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
71.2 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 Towing

Curb Weight
3,287 lbs
3,384 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
9.9 ft³
6.5 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Alpine White
  • Black
  • Polar White
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Indium Grey Metallic, Delayed availability.
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Patagonia Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic
  • designo Shadow Grey Magno, Limited production capacity.

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Misano Blue Metallic
  • San Francisco Red Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

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

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Alcantara/Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Black w/Oyster Stitching, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Magma Red, Vernasca Leather Seat Upholstery
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Optional
Not Available
Leather Seats
Optional
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

Airbags

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

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