2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. Its Competition

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The competitors for the Mercedes-Benz SL Class are varied and spread far.

The Jaguar F-Type offers a range of engines, including a turbo-4 to a fire-breathing V-8.

The Jag is a looker, but the SL has a better interior.

The BMW 8-Series is new for 2019, so we haven't yet had our turns in one.

The Porsche 911 has a staid design, inside and out, but offers unmatched thrills built into its classic shape.

The Aston Martin Vantage is new for 2019 and is a stunner but its little secret is a Mercedes V-8 under the hood that it shares with the AMG GT.

2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2019 BMW 8-Series (M850i xDrive)2019 BMW 8-Series
2019 Jaguar F-Type2019 Jaguar F-Type
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
2019 Porsche 9112019 Porsche 911
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2019 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe Angular Front Exterior View2019 Aston Martin Vantage
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Quick Specs
7.2
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6.8
Bigger, bulkier, bawdier: The 2019 BMW 8-Series bucks all Bavaria’s typical instincts and revels in its life choices.
7.0
The 2019 Jaguar F-Type blurs the line between sports and touring cars.
7.6
Thrilling acceleration, razor-sharp handling, lots of room for four, and coddling luxury. What’s not to like? The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe delivers it all.
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The 2019 Porsche 911 is a legendary sports car that serves as the benchmark for performance and comfort.
MSRP From     
$89,150$111,900$60,750$99,000$91,100$149,995
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
Two-SeatersSubcompact CarsTwo-SeatersCompact CarsMinicompact CarsTwo-Seaters
Style Name     
SL 450 RoadsterM850i xDrive CoupeCoupe Automatic P300AMG GT 53 4-Door CoupeCarrera CoupeCoupe
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
242442
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
RoadsterCoupeCoupeHatchbackCoupeCoupe
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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