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2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster vs 2019 Audi A3 Cabriolet

Which cabriolet is the right one for you? Both the 2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster and the 2019 Audi A3 Cabriolet will give you that unique cabriolet experience, but there is so much more to both of the vehicles than what you may expect.

Since this is a convertible, we are going to focus more on the power and speed both vehicles bring to your drive. So, if you are looking for standard and optional features of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class don’t hesitate to contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. We would love to tell you more about this speedy luxury convertible and the other models of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz lineup. For your reference, the 2019 SLC 300 Roadster has some great standard features, such as the ATTENTION ASSIST® and Brake Assist, and solid optional features like the Lane Keep Assist and the Blind Spot Assist. Now that you know a bit more about the features, let’s look at the specs.

2019 MB SLC 300 exterior front fascia and passenger side vs 2019 Audi A3 exterior front fascia and passenger side

2019 SLC 300 Roadster


2019 Audi A3 Premium

$48,950 Starting MSRP* $38,900
241 hp & 273 lb.-ft. Horsepower/Torque 184 hp & 221 torque
RWD Standard drivetrain FWD
5.8 seconds Acceleration? 6.9 seconds
Hard top Retractable roof style Soft top
9-speed automatic Transmission 7-speed automatic

Advantages of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster

A you can see, the 2019 SLC Roadster has a bit of an advantage over the 2019 A3 Cabriolet, but the Cabriolet does win out when it comes to pricing. So, it will be up to you to decide if the specs on the SLC Roadster are worth it!

As you can see, the 2019 SLC Roadster has more power and a better acceleration time than the 2019 Audi A3. Because of this power difference, it shouldn’t be that unexpected that the 2019 SLC 300 Roadster can accelerate a full second faster than the 2019 Audi A3 Premium.

While both these vehicles are convertibles, the 2019 SLC 300 Roadster has an automated retractable hard top roof. This is not something standard on the 2019 Audi A3 Premium, which has a soft top.

If you have any further questions about this, or any other vehicle, come on over to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. Our team of professionals would be happy to help you find your future Mercedes-Benz vehicle. While you are here, you’ll be able to test drive whatever Mercedes-Benz has caught your eye.

*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].