Like the passenger accommodations of the BMW, the Porsche 911 has teensy rear seats plus a cold, technical feel, but stunning handling and straight-line performance—especially in Turbo form.
It’s also a bit more practical, thanks to the front and rear cargo compartments.
The Mercedes-Benz SL is a two-seat roadster that also has a bit of a weight problem, and technology invades every driving system—but it comes off as more composed than the 6-Series BMW and sports a folding hardtop.
Jaguar's XKR is a blast to drive; it's the sexiest convertible in this group as well as the best-handling car here—and the closest to a true sportscar despite offering a heap of luxuries.
|2009 BMW 6-Series||2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class||2009 Porsche 911|
|$78,200Browse Used Listings||$98,500Browse Used Listings||$76,300Browse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas Flat 6-cyl|
|2-Door Coupe 650i||2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8||2-Door Coupe Carrera|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||2 Door Convertible||2 Door Coupe|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|