Performance and luxury are two of the most distinguishing factors of European automobiles. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 and the Jaguar F-Type S AWD are perfect examples of this because they are built for fun. It's not that they are completely removed from practicality, but when you get behind the wheel of either of them, you will understand what we mean. Basically, if you are looking for a new luxury sport vehicle, these two should be at the top of your list.
Both the German Mercedes-Benz and the British Jaguar use a force-induced 3.0L engine. Their dimensions are right on par, give or take an inch or two, and they both offer the absolute latest in interior convenience and technology. The differences between them, besides overall body style, is not immediately apparent until you dig into the specifications.
|Mercedes-Benz SL 450 Roadster||2017||Jaguar F-Type S AWD|
|3.0L Biturbo V6||Engine||3.0L Supercharged V6|
|362 HP||Horsepower||380 HP|
|386 lb-ft||Torque||339 lb-ft|
|9-Speed Automatic||Transmission||8-Speed Automatic|
To push their respective engines over 350 horsepower, both cars need a little help. The Jaguar uses a supercharger to push air through the intake of the engine, and the Mercedes-Benz uses a biturbo system, sucking air through the exhaust. Surprisingly, the biturbo SL-Class is the one with more torque, leaving the F-Type with more horsepower, contradicting with traditional belief of the past. Either way, you get to 60 miles per hour in just 4.9 seconds and can climb past 150.
Which one is a better fit for you depends on whether you prefer agility or muscle. With more torque, the SL-Class has more power right of the line, great for urban situations and inconspicuous troublemaking. With the supercharged F-Type, you have more power on the top end, but the engine has to be working much harder to get there, meaning more sound, and more freedom on the highway. If you would like to test drive a new or used SL-Class, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today to get behind the wheel!