2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG vs. Its Competition

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The SLS AMG GT is remarkable in standard form, and truly outstanding in Black Series guise, but there are a few cars on the market that rival it in both performance and luxury.

The Audi R8, particularly the V10 in coupe or spyder form, offers its own unique take on extreme performance, but with a more comfortable, daily-use appeal lacking in the SLS.

The Nissan GT-R doesn't match the SLS AMG for luxury or refinement, but its performance is truly breathtaking.

Porsche's 911 matches the Audi R8 for daily ease-of-use, and in 911 Turbo form, is utterly unshakeable in its on-track or back-road performance abilties.

The Ferrari California and Maserati Gran Turismo offer slightly more exotic appeal, especially the Ferrari, but for the design conscious, the gullwing doors may outweigh even graceful Italian styling.

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Quick Specs
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is the last of the current line, but it still promises to be a top-level super sports car.
The 2015 Audi R8 is a supercar fit for daily driving, thanks to its German precision and Italian powerplant.
Did you think the previous GT-R offered unearthly performance? The 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo takes it up a notch, with some added finesse.
The 2015 Porsche 911 is an enthusiast's dream, with excellent handling, comfort, and performance at every step through its range.
The Maserati GranTurismo looks equally good with a fixed or convertible roof and offers a Ferrari-built V-8 for those who want similar power in a different Italian wrapper.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Two SeatersTwo SeatersSubcompact CarsMinicompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GT Final Edition2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V82-Door Coupe Premium2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Coupequattro CoupeCoupeCoupeCoupe
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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