2015 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is sportier than its predecessor, but still manages to coddle its occupants just as before.
Whether chosen as a coupe, convertible, or four-door Gran Coupe, the 2015 BMW 6-Series offers dynamic driving and massive style.
The 2015 Porsche 911 is an enthusiast's dream, with excellent handling, comfort, and performance at every step through its range.
The Maserati GranTurismo mates serene yet sporty handling with a beautiful Ferrari V-8 engine note for one fabulous luxury coupe.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class   
Two SeatersSubcompact CarsMinicompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name   
2-Door Roadster SL 4002-Door Coupe 640i RWD2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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