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2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs. Its Competition

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The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class and its hardtop convertible have been joined by a raft of luxury convertibles since the 1990s.

The most direct competitor is the new BMW Z4, which is more overtly performance-oriented, with a light folding hardtop, tremendous prowess, and a feline grace that's been missing from previous Z4 and Z3 roadsters.

The Porsche Boxster isn't a hardtop convertible, but it's a paragon of performance virtue, and its thick fabric top and ever-improving interior give it more of the comfort the SLK enjoys-with even more cargo space.

A new favorite of's editors is the Infiniti G37 Convertible, a handsome spin-off of the G37 Coupe that folds its hardtop into a sleek body and fits its cabin with rosewood and leather trim, while maintaining the Coupe's handling and acceleration, for the most part.

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-CLass2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class2011 BMW Z4 2-door Roadster sDrive30i Angular Front Exterior View2011 BMW Z42010 Infiniti G37 Convertible 2-door Base Angular Front Exterior View2010 INFINITI G37 Convertible2010 Porsche Boxster 2-door Roadster S Angular Front Exterior View2010 Porsche Boxster
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The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has the poise and performance of a sports car and the soul of a sunny roadster.
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The 2011 BMW Z4 is an exhilarating sports car, and one of the better choices for touring, but next to other roadsters it's pricey.
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The 2010 Porsche Boxster is a fun, attractive, and capable roadster-everything you want it to be.
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$46,900Browse Used Listings$47,450Browse Used Listings$44,350Browse Used Listings$47,600Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas I6Gas V6Gas Flat 6-cyl
EPA Class   
Two SeaterTwo-SeaterSubcompactTwo-Seater
Style Name   
2-Door Roadster SLK3002-Door Roadster sDrive30i2-Door Base2-Door Roadster
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
2 Door Roadster2 Dr Conv2 Door Convertible2 Door Roadster
Manual w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManual
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