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 |  May 08 2014, 2:49 PM

9. Mercedes-Benz SL550

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Of course sometimes you don’t feel like traveling with a bunch of people. Maybe you want to go on a romantic get-away with your significant other or perhaps you can only stand to be in the presence of one other human being at a time. If either scenario is applicable to you then the folks at Mercedes have a vehicle with your name on it.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Mercedes SL550 Review

Thanks to its origami-style hard-top the SL is one part coupe, one part convertible and one hell of a luxury car, as is evidenced by its $107,000 base price. The “entry-level” SL550 features a 4.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that puts out 429 ponies, though even more muscular engines are on the menu. Like the GL it features a seven-speed automatic transmission and tons of luxury accoutrements.

  • Mick

    My turbo RSX

  • corjet

    No SRT Viper ..What a shame a manual gear box and powerful engine in a car that’s so awesome to cruse in it make you take the long way to your destination

  • Rickers

    Yea, your car is so awesome… they discontinued it.

  • Mick

    Actually they sold well. Also some cars liek the RSX were discontinued because they weren’t good or didn’t sell well but for other reasons. With the RSX the new Civic Si in 2006 had the same powerful engine so that was one reason. Also Acura wanted to get out of the sporty 4 banger racer boy car market.

  • bogwey

    Damn shame most of these cars are unattainable for the masses… Why not include a couple reasonable cars in the mix? How about a Miata? I would take a Hardtop Miata over the Mercedes and keep the leftover 80K in my pocket!