2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. Its Competition

2010 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The V-8 versions of the 2010 Benz SL roadsters are more than enough for most shoppers; the V-12s don't offer much more speed, feel more bulky, and extract a huge price penalty for their very tiny performance advantages.

2010 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2010 Audi R8 V-102010 Audi R8
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2010 Jaguar XK2010 Jaguar XK
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2009 Ferrari California2009 Ferrari California
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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadsters challenge luxury grand tourers and high-energy exotics alike with stupendously powerful engines and enviable ride quality.
9.2
The 2010 Audi R8 brings the expected Germanic, technical appeal to the supercar arena-but it's the imported Italian V-10 that reveals some true lust in its heart.
9.4
Brilliant from the drawing table down to the tarmac, the 2010 Jaguar XK and XKR have ripened into full sports car adulthood.
MSRP From   
N/A$114,200$82,150$192,000
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine   
N/AGas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
N/ACompactMini-CompactMinicompact
Style Name   
N/A2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L2-Door Coupe2-Door Convertible
Drivetrain   
N/AAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
N/A244
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/ANA
Body Style   
N/A2 Door Coupe2-Door Coupe2 Door Convertible
Transmission   
N/AManualAutomaticDual-Clutch
Detailed Spec Comparison
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