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 its most recent 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 Aston Martin Vantage 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 top-shelf V12 Vantage.
For a more technical performer, there's always the Porsche 911, available in rear- and all-wheel-drive models, and now offering a Targa in addition to traditional coupe and convertible body styles.
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|2015 Mercedes-Benz SL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2015 BMW 6-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2015 Porsche 911Browse Used Listings||2015 Aston Martin VantageBrowse Used Listings||2014 Maserati GranTurismoBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Premium Unleaded H-6||Premium Unleaded V-8||Premium Unleaded V-8|
|Two-Seaters||Subcompact Cars||Minicompact Cars||Two-Seaters||Subcompact Cars|
|2-Door Roadster SL 400||2-Door Coupe 640i RWD||2-Door Coupe Carrera||2-Door Coupe GT||2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2015 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. 2015 BMW 6-Series||2015 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. 2015 Porsche 911||2015 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. 2015 Aston Martin Vantage||2015 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. 2014 Maserati GranTurismo|