Luxury roadsters can be more than just one-trick ponies–offering versatility with enough space for a weekend trip, comfort for daily commutes, features befitting luxury cars, and thrills to satisfy all but the track-rat crowd.
The BMW Z4 hits these notes at all the same angles as the SLK, oftentimes with better balanced performance.
The Porsche Boxster and its fixed-roof Cayman sibling are brilliant performers with steering and handling suited for cars twice the price, and they're among our top choices in the segment.
Jaguar's new F-Type convertible and coupe is a beautiful sight with plenty of power available, but like the SLK and Z4 it doesn't quite deliver on the sporty promise.
There's also the Q60 Convertible–formerly known as G37–which may seem like a left-field choice, but it's less expensive, equally comfortable, and offers a pinch-use rear seat.
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|2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK ClassBrowse Used Listings||2015 BMW Z4Browse Used Listings||2015 Jaguar F-TypeBrowse Used Listings||2015 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings||2015 Porsche CaymanBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded H-6||Premium Unleaded H-6|
|Two Seaters||Two Seaters||Two Seaters||Two Seaters||Two Seaters|
|2-Door Roadster SLK 250||2-Door Roadster sDrive28i||2-Door Coupe V6||2-Door Roadster||2-Door Coupe|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs. 2015 BMW Z4||2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs. 2015 Jaguar F-Type||2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs. 2015 Porsche Boxster||2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs. 2015 Porsche Cayman|