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
6.0
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class may be the end of the line for the luxury roadster.
7.0
It’s back and the 2020 BMW 8-Series is available in any style except SUV. You go, BMW.
6.8
The 2020 Jaguar F-Type is gorgeous, fun, and available in a wide range of personalities.
7.2
Powerful, track-ready, and comfortable, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe can do it all.
7.0
The 2020 Porsche 911 improves upon the sports car icon’s incredible performance while adding needed safety and connectivity features.
MSRP From    
$91,000$84,900$61,600$99,950$97,400
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
Engine    
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-SeatersMid-Size CarsTwo-SeatersCompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name    
SL 450 Roadster840i Gran CoupeCoupe Automatic P300AMG GT 53 4-Door CoupeCarrera Coupe
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
25244
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
RoadsterSedanCoupeHatchbackCoupe
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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