2018 Porsche 911 vs. 2018 Mercedes Benz SLC Class

The 2018 Mercedes Benz SLC Class is an epitome of class and elegance, but the 2018 Porsche 911 is a formidable competitor, with its chic interior and outstanding performance specifications. Which one should you choose as your next car in 2018?

Design & Style

Speaking about the exteriors, both the models can make heads turn. For the 2018 Mercedes Benz, it is a two-seater with a functional cabin design featuring high- quality materials. However, the interior styling is not quite upscale compared to other competitors. The cargo space is just about average, with enough room for up to 5-6 grocery bags.

Most of the Porsche 911 models come with 4 seats, with plenty of legroom and headroom in the front seat and extremely supportive sports seats. With some great styling, the materials throughout the cabin are of high quality with full leather upholstery. Given their attention to detail, Porsche makes sure every trim piece of the vehicle looks and feels great.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology, the 2018 Mercedes Benz SLC lacks big time with the absence of standard features like infotainment system, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. You have to be content with a 7-inch display screen, a couple of USB ports and Bluetooth audio streaming. Some of the standard safety features include active brake assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, and a rearview camera.

On the other hand, the standard interior features in Porsche 911 include an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth and Apple Car Play. The driver assistance features of the vehicle are far superior than its competitors’.


The 2018 Mercedes Benz SLC comes equipped with a turbo-charged cylinder engine, while AMG SLC43 has a V6 turbocharged engine, delivering an output of 362 HP. The engine certainly does not have enough power as you would expect from a sports car. Comparatively, the base engine of Porsche 911 delivers a higher output of 370 HP and it has all the punch you need for daily driving. High-performance options are also available with 911 Turbo and 911 GT3.

The Bottom Line

Both the models are worth considering if you are looking to get hands on one of these desirable brands. However, there are few parameters that favor Porsche 911 over the SLC Class, both in terms of technology and performance.  For the same price point, anyone would prefer something that is offered as a complete package, and the Porsche 911 has all the attributes of an ideal buy.

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Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche 911 offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche 911 test drive appointment in advance.

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