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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2008 Audi R8

  2009 Mercedes Benz SL Class V8 2008 Audi R8
MSRP
$98,500
$109,000
Invoice $91,605 $101,370
MPG
City/Highway
11/21 13/20
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The SL’s new look isn’t to everyone’s liking, but in AMG guise, it’s now more punch than paunch—and a worthy stealth Ferrari-chaser. Read Full Review The 2008 Audi R8 looks and sounds like an exotic, but it has the day-to-day livability and comfort of a grand-touring coupe. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Crisp handling and absorbent ride
  • Great seats
  • Class-leading safety
  • Very tight-fitting top
  • Feature-riffic: Airscarf!

Dislikes:

  • Styling can look dated
  • Feels heavy in tight maneuvers
  • Top restricts trunk space when down

Likes:

  • Poster-car look, with surprising practicality
  • Smooth, high-revving V-8 engine is great with either gearbox
  • Well-balanced handling
  • Firm but well-controlled ride
  • Spectacular engine bay

Dislikes:

  • Rearward visibility can be challenging
  • Arcing roofline and low seating position makes entry and exit difficult
  • Only enough cargo space for a change of clothes
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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