2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. Its Competition

2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The SL-Class competes with convertibles across the luxury spectrum.

Aston Martin offers the Vantage with Mercedes power, though it’s more of a pure sports car than the Benz.

BMW’s new 8 Series competes more directly with the S-Class Coupe and Convertible, but still may sway some potential SL customers.

Jaguar’s stunning F-Type offers a range of engines and a steep discount over the SL in most forms, but the SL has a better interior.

The Porsche 911 is required by law to be mentioned in any luxury sports car comparison; it’s a perennial classic.

The SL’s biggest problem is the existence of the better-looking and better-to-drive AMG GT in its own lineup.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class may be the end of the line for the luxury roadster.
It’s back and the 2020 BMW 8-Series is available in any style except SUV. You go, BMW.
The 2020 Jaguar F-Type is gorgeous, fun, and available in a wide range of personalities.
Powerful, track-ready, and comfortable, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe can do it all.
The 2020 Porsche 911 improves upon the sports car icon’s incredible performance while adding needed safety and connectivity features.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
EPA Class    
Two SeatersMidsize CarsTwo SeatersCompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name    
SL 450 Roadster840i Gran CoupeCoupe Automatic P300AMG GT 53 4-Door CoupeCarrera Coupe
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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