Mercedes SL-Class

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One of the most well-rounded cars you can buy for 100k. It is both a luxury car and a GT car, it is a hardtop and a convertible, and it mixes speed with comfort. The Mercedes SL was recently updated with the model shown in the picture (2013 SL550). The SL is not a sports car by any means, but that is not what it is supposed to be. It is a true luxury GT. The cabin has both a gorgeous design, and is crafted from the finest materials. It is offered in the US as the SL550, SL63 AMG, SL600 and the SL65 AMG. The base SL is relatively quick, but the AMG models take it to a whole different level, especially the SL65. The SL65 AMG features a bi-turbo 6.0 liter V12 (bi-turbo is usually used as a synonym of twin-turbo, but that is not always the case). This V12 makes a thunderous 630hp. This is far more than a 458 or 997 Turbo, and will certainly get the car moving in a hurry. The SL65 AMG is still not a sports car though, it is a much more powerful and modified SL (think S550 vs S65 AMG). For the 100k luxury two-door market, this and the Granturismo barely edge out the M6, with the SL beating it in luxury and tech, while the Granturismo beats it in sportiness and engine sound.

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