A convertible is a car that can get you closer to the world around you and farther away from your troubles. Whether you use it just to get to church on Sundays or plan on using it to race across the country, there are two convertibles that stick out as the best options for the money. These two convertibles are the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC and the Audi A5 Cabriolet.
Aside from the lack of a roof, these two cars have a very different appearance. On the outside, both represent their respective brands perfectly, capturing the lines and curves that make an Audi and Audi or a Mercedes-Benz a Mercedes-Benz. On the inside, the difference between the two vehicles becomes more obvious when you see a storage space in the Mercedes-Benz where two more seats should go.
|2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Roadster||VS||2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet|
|3,296 lbs||Curb Weight||4,046 lbs|
|9-Speed Automatic||Transmission||8-Speed Automatic|
|5.8 seconds||0-60 MPH||6.6 seconds|
If there is one thing Mercedes-Benz doesn't like, it is getting beat in a horsepower or torque contest. Usually these comparisons end with Mercedes-Benz being praised on its high torque output, but in this case, Mercedes-Benz did something remarkable. Instead of focusing on power, Mercedes-Benz focused on lightweight agility. The SLC is almost 1,000 pounds lighter than the A5. This means that even though it has less horsepower and torque, it can still get to 60 miles per hour almost a full second faster than the Audi A5. Of course, the Audi can fit two more passengers than the Mercedes-Benz roadster, but it costs more and comes with less standard options.
If you are in the market for a new luxury convertible that will surprise you every day with hidden performance and convenience, the Mercedes-Benz SLC is the only way to go. If you need more horsepower and torque, you can always upgrade to the Mercedes-Benz AMG® SLC 43! As always, if you have any questions regarding the Mercedes-Benz SLC, contact us today at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for a test drive!