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2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. Its Competition

 
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (SL63 AMG)
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The Mercedes-Benz SL has always carried the torch for the luxury-convertible market.

It's seen some competition from the BMW 6-Series, which is now much more lithe and attractive after last year's redesign.

The BMW is also offered in both coupe and convertible models, as well as a high-performance M6 edition to take on Mercedes' AMG models.

The Maserati GranTurismo and Jaguar XK are the beauties of the group, attractive both in motion and parked.The Maserati also has a usable back seat, and there's legitimate power in both cars–especially in the Jaguar XKR models.

For a more technical performer, there's always the Porsche 911, available in rear- and all-wheel-drive models.

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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL Class feels content as a grand tourer, but it's sportier than you might expect.
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No matter whether it's a coupe, convertible, or Gran Coupe, the 2014 BMW 6-Series covers soft and elegant as well as it does sharp and athletic.
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The 2014 Jaguar XK is both sublime and sporty, as well as gorgeous, making it one of the most desirable cars in its segment.
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The 2014 Porsche 911 range spans a broad spectrum, but somehow manages to hit exactly the right marks at each point, balancing performance, features, and practicality almost perfectly.
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Earthy exhaust tones and serene handling carve out a distinctive niche for the fabulous Maserati GranTurismo.
MSRP From    
$106,700$75,400$79,000$84,300$126,000
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded H-6Gas V8
EPA Class    
Two-SeatersSubcompact CarsMinicompact CarsMinicompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
2-Door Roadster SL5502-Door Coupe 640i RWD2-Door Coupe Touring2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
24444
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
ConvertibleCoupeCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/Manual Shift
 
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