As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class in the front seats.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as you will with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
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 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
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MSRP*: $106,700 - $214,500
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MSRP*: $43,525 - $68,925
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $4,500||Up to $1,500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.99%||As low as 1.99%|
|City MPG:||14 - 18||19 - 22|
|Highway MPG:||21 - 25||28 - 32|
|Engine(s):||V-12, V-8||Inline-4, V-6, V-8|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||2 - 2|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$99,231 - $199,485||$40,478 - $64,100|
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