The Jaguar XK, BMW 6-Series, and Porsche 911 all offer 2+2 seating, as well as canvas convertible tops.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class remains the benchmark for this class of vehicle.
It may not be the fastest or most engaging to drive, but it does lots of things well, including offering numerous technology options and an opulent interior feel, along with a great retractable hardtop design that somehow doesn’t steal as much of the trunk space.
Plus, Mercedes-Benz earns its stripes along the way, and the current SL-Class cars prove it.
The Lexus SC430 is another alternative for wind-in-hair fans who still want to be cosseted, but its design is nearly a decade old and will soon be replaced.
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|2009 Cadillac XLRBrowse Used Listings||2009 Mercedes-Benz SL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2008 BMW 6-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2008 Lexus SC 430Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|2-Door Convertible Platinum||2-Door Roadster 5.5L V8||2-Door Coupe 650i||2-Door Convertible|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Conv||2 Door Convertible||2 Door Coupe||2-Door Convertible|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2009 Cadillac XLR vs. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL Class||2009 Cadillac XLR vs. 2008 BMW 6-Series||2009 Cadillac XLR vs. 2008 Lexus SC 430|