2018 Porsche Panamera vs. 2018 Mercedes Benz SLC Class

The 2018 Mercedes Benz SLC Class is a symbol of luxury and opulence, whereas the 2018 Porsche Panamera is a winner in a majority of aspects including interior, handling, and performance. You must be thinking which one is a better choice for the given price point. Let us compare and contrast them!

Design & Style

Both the models are quite impressive in terms of exterior appearance, but the interior designing tells a different story. For the Mercedes Benz SLC Class, it is a comfortable 2-seater with lavish upholstery. However, the cabin feels a bit cramped and the interior styling is not quite upscale for a vehicle of its class.

The 2018 Porsche Panamera, on the other hand, is a 4-seater with plenty of legroom and headroom in both the rows. The cabin feels great with exceptional design and sleek dashboard, in addition to plenty of high-quality materials throughout the interior.

Technology & Safety

Talking about technology, the Mercedes Benz SLC class is not a great bargain for the price as it does not have basic features such as an infotainment system, in-built Wi-Fi hotspot, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The safety features are good enough with an active brake assist, rearview camera, and driver drowsiness monitoring.

The 2018 Porsche Panamera is way ahead in terms of technology with the state-of-the-art infotainment system featuring Porsche Communication Management interface, Wi-Fi hot-spot, navigation, and Apple CarPlay. With a user-friendly interface, most of the features in the vehicle are controlled through the infotainment system. Rearview camera and parking sensors are some of the standard active safety features included.


There are a couple of options you have with Mercedes SLC Class. With an SLC300, you get a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivering an output of 241 HP, while the AMG SLC43 pumps up to 362 HP with a V6 engine. The base engine does not deliver sufficient power that one should expect from a sports car.

For the 2018 Porsche Panamera, it comes standard with a turbocharged V6 engine delivering an output of 330HP and 331 lb-ft of torque. In terms of gas mileage, it is one of the class leaders with 28 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city.

The Bottom Line

Both the luxury cars give tough competition to each other in terms of styling, but the 2018 Porsche Panamera steals the show with its advanced technology and superior performance. The SLC Class has its own set of attributes, but Porsche has a greater appeal for the attractive price it is offered.

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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 Panamera offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and service the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Panamera test drive appointment in advance.

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