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Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
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Rivals

Audi A5 RS5 (10-15)

3 out of 5 3.0

Back in 1984 Audi launched the Audi Sport Quattro – a car that would shape the very essence of the company and the cars it’s produced ever since. The intervening years have seen the hot RS brand grow to become an entity in its own right, and it’s the Audi RS5 that is the quattro’s spiritual successor.4.2-litre V8 engineDesigned to take on BMW’s M3... read more

PROS

Astoundingly quick
Huge grip
Great sounding engine

CONS

Overly stiff ride
Dull steering
Not involving

Porsche Boxster (12-16)

5 out of 5 5.0

For a sports car company Porsche is somewhat conservative. When an ‘all-new’ model is launched a double-take is usually required to differentiate between it and the older model. This Porsche Boxster represents little change in the German sports car company’s ethos. The oft repeated ‘evolution not revolution’ applies here, but only when considering... read more

PROS

  • Supreme handling and performance
  • Powerful brakes
  • Quality interior

CONS

  • Rock-hard clutch pedal on manual models
  • Few storage cubbies
  • Poor rear visibility

Sporty, elegant and stylish, the Mercedes-Benz SL has a lot of appeal. Then again, there are hardly any shrinking violets in this sector. Rivals include the Porsche 911 Cabriolet, the BMW 6 Series Convertible and the Jaguar XK Convertible. So what to do? In a bid to keep the pressure on, Mercedes-Benz has put the SL on a diet. Every version has... read more

PROS

Powerful engines, quality interior, strong residuals, more efficient engines

CONS

Not as fun to drive as some rivals, vague steering, expensive servicing costs

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