Spec comparison: Mercedes-AMG SL55 vs Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
The Mercedes-AMG SL55 has just been introduced in India and it does face competition from the likes of the Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Both these vehicles are priced pretty similarly and also are very closely matched in terms of performance on paper. Let's take a closer look as to how these cars match up.
Mercedes-AMG SL55 vs Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet: Powertrain
Powering the AMG SL 55 Roadster is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 mill in conjunction with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This engine generates 476PS and 700Nm of torque. With the help of a 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system, the SL 55 can achieve zero to 100kmph in just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 295kmph.
The 911 Carrera S Cabriolet is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat 6 engine which is available with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine produces 450PS of power and 530Nm of torque. Power is sent only to the rear wheels but that is good enough for a 0 to 100kmph sprint in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 306kmph.
Mercedes-AMG SL55 vs Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet: Interior and Features
On the inside of the Merc there is an 11.9-inch vertically aligned MBUX touchscreen infotainment system, a HUD, a completely digital instrument panel, carbon-fibre inlays, ambient lighting, and other AMG-specific embellishments.
The feature list of the Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet includes a multi-function steering wheel, power adjustable exterior rear view mirror, touch screen, automatic climate control, engine start stop button, alloy wheels and fog lights.
Mercedes-AMG SL55 vs Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet: Price
The Porsche is priced at Rs 2.04 crore while the Mercedes Roadster is priced slightly higher at Rs 2.35 crore. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
Starts Rs 1.38 Crore