Looking for a new sports car? Good for you. You’re about to embark into a whole new world of driving, and we’re here to help. There are many options out there, especially if you have the cash for some of the best of the best cars. Here, we’re going to compare two of your top options... the 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster vs the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera.
You’ve probably heard the names of both of these cars thrown around among automotive enthusiasts, and for good reason. They are great cars. But they do have their differences. For one, the SL Roadster has a 9-speed automatic transmission, which differs from the Porsche 911 Carrera’s standard manual. So, if you can’t drive manual, the SL Roadster might be your best bet.
2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera
|9-speed automatic||Transmission||7-speed manual or auto-shift manual|
|369 lb-ft||Torque||331 lb-ft|
|Starting at $89,150*||MSRP||Starting at $91,100|
|8.5 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||5.1 cubic feet|
The SL Roadster also pumps out considerably more torque, though to be fair, the 911 Carrera has more horsepower in the standard format. You can decide which you prefer, but if we had to choose, we’d say many drivers tend to enjoy the additional torque as it adds more excitement in everyday driving situations. The SL Roadster also has a lower starting MSRP at $89,150, yet comes standard with some features that aren’t standard on the 911 Carrera, like USB ports, a proximity key and superior cargo space.*
If you’d like to learn more about this matchup between the 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster vs the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. We can help you get behind the wheel of the model of your choosing.
*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]