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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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
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2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019 2020 Porsche 911
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2019 BMW 8-Series (M850i xDrive)2019 BMW 8-Series
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Quick Specs
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MSRP From     
N/A$61,600$115,900$113,300$111,900$149,995
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
N/ACoupe Automatic P300AMG GT CoupeCarrera S CoupeM850i xDrive CoupeCoupe
Drivetrain     
N/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A22442
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Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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