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2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vs. 2013 Audi RS 5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the Audi RS 5 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi RS 5, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Audi RS 5, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the Audi RS 5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the Audi RS 5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi RS 5.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Audi RS 5.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Audi RS 5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Audi RS 5.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has less seating than the Audi RS 5, making the Audi RS 5 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Audi RS 5.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi RS 5.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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MSRP*: $106,700 - $214,500

2013 Audi
RS 5

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MSRP*: $77,900
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $4,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 14 - 18 16
Highway MPG: 21 - 25 --
Engine(s): V-12, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $99,231 - $199,485 $72,448

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