2018 Porsche Boxster vs Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster
2018 Porsche Boxster GTS vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster
Serving North Olmsted, Strongsville, Beachwood & Cleveland, OH
The world of 2-seat convertibles exists to bring a smile to a driver’s (and one lucky passenger’s) face. Maximum grin-power is generated by the 2018 Porsche Boxster and the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster. These open-air sports cars offer tremendous performance and thrilling handling, not to mention prestige, luxury and style. Drive both and compare prices – we’re pretty sure you’ll pick the Porsche and pocket the savings, or spend it on a week in Paris!
The new 2018 Boxster GTS has an MSRP of $81,900, which is $7,295 less than the cheapest SL, the SL450. Yet the Boxster delivers 365 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque, good for 0-to-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds. Compare with the SL450, with 362 horsepower, 369 lb-ft and a 4.9-second 0-to-60 time. The secret is weighty: the 2,988-pound Boxster achieves a horsepower/weight ratio of 0.122 versus just 0.095 for the 3,826-pound SL. Small and light is almost always the best road to top performance, a lesson Porsche has learned well.
The Porsche can be purchased with a 6-speed manual transmission, but if you want faster shifting, you’ll choose the 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic, arguably the best transmission on the planet. It is impossible to shift manually as quickly as the PDK, even if you are a race driver. The SL has a 9-speed automatic. It’s good, but not as good as the Porsche’s
Both cars offer the same collection of airbags: driver, passenger, driver knee, front head curtain, front knee, and front side. The Porsche comes standard with a rearview camera, electronic stability control rollover protection system, traction control, brake assist, daytime running lights, auto-leveling headlights, and front and rear parking sensors, with available blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. The SL offers similar features.
We invite you to visit our Porsche dealership for an exciting test drive of 2018 Boxster. You’ll thoroughly enjoy the experience, so stop in today!
* Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.