The Mercedes-Benz SL Class has always been the standard-bearer in the luxury-convertible class.
It's seen some inroads from the likes of the BMW 6-Series, which has grown out of its gawky stage into its newly smoothed shape, and has taken on the SL's folding hardtop with a choice of coupe or convertible models, as well as an M edition in the works.
The Jaguar XK and Maserati GranTurismo are the stunners in the class, gorgeous cars at a standstill or in motion, with elegant interiors and in the case of the Maserati, a real, adult-worthy back seat, as well as exceptional performance--particularly with the Jaguar XKR coupe or convertible.
For something more technical, more extreme, and more overtly performance-minded, there's always the Porsche 911--brand new this year, longer, wider, more capable, and more technologically endowed than ever before.
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|16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas V8||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas V8||Gas Flat 6||N/A|
|2 Seater||Compact Cars||Mini-Compact||Mini-Compact||N/A|
|2dr Roadster SL550||2dr Coupe 640i||2dr Coupe Touring||2dr Coupe Carrera||N/A|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||N/A|
|Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Manual||N/A|