2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL63 Roadster
Base price: $151,350.
As tested: $181,845.
Standard equipment: 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8, seven-speed automatic gearbox, rear-drive, and features ranging from heated and ventilated power front seats with massage to a parking pilot and a retractable hardtop with sunroof.
Options: Stuff like electronic safety devices ($2,250), carbon fiber engine cover ($1,500), and
a Bang & Olufsen sound system ($5,400).
Fuel economy: 16 city and 25 highway.
Engine performance: Terrific.
Styling: Much improved.
Ride comfort: Surprisingly decent.
Warranty: Four years/50,000 miles bumper to bumper.
The Ben key: four Bens, excellent; three Bens, good; two Bens, fair; one Ben, poor.