Which top-shelf two-door would YOU rather own, the Lexus LC 500 or Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic Coupe?
We’ll be honest, this is a tough choice as both of these sexy vehicles are highly desirable. But we beseech you to pick a winner and vote in our poll.
The Lexus is the newest of the pair, looking more concept car than production model. As its name suggests, motivation is provided is provided by a 5.0-liter engine, one of the V8 configuration. Output clocks in at 471 horses and 398 lb.-ft. of torque, more than enough to propel this 4,300-pound coupe to extra-legal speeds in mere seconds.
As for the Mercedes-Benz, it’s a little bit larger in key dimensions, rolling on a wheelbase that’s 115.9 inches in length (nearly three inches greater than the Lexus’); it’s also about 10 inches longer overall, stretching a whisker less than 198 inches.
A 4.7-liter twin-turbocharged V8 provides the fury, cranking out 449 horses and 516 lb.-ft. of twist. It’s matched to a cutting edge nine-speed automatic transmission, though the LC 500 has it beat with a gearbox sporting 10 forward ratios.
Depending on where you live, one possible trump card for the Benz is all-wheel drive. The Lexus sends its torque to just the rear wheels.
Both of these coupes are loaded with technology and luxury amenities, but one has a more attractive base price. The Lexus kicks off at right around $93,000. To get into even an entry-level S550 4Matic Coupe plan on spending more than 123 grand.
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