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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vs. 2015 Audi S5 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 S5 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi S5, making it more convenient to drive.

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 S5, 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 S5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the Audi S5, 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 S5.

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 S5.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Audi S5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Audi S5. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has less seating than the Audi S5, making the Audi S5 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 S5.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi S5.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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MSRP*: $84,000 - $215,250

2015 Audi
S5

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MSRP*: $60,900
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.49% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 14 - 20 18
Highway MPG: 21 - 27 --
Engine(s): V-12, V-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $78,120 - $200,183 $56,638

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