In pictures: Mercedes-AMG SL 63 and Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio

In pictures: Mercedes-AMG SL 63 and Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63 and Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet


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Mercedes-AMG SL 63 and Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

This new SL generation gains two additional seats. To make it the direct competitor of the Porsche 911.


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Mercedes-AMG SL 63 and Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Disguised, the Mercedes-AMG SL retains its elegance even better than the Porsche 911.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The SL has managed to retain a remarkable level of comfort for a model that claims to be sporty.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

With an average of 18 l/100 km in our test, consumption is exaggerated.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The overweight of 200 kg compared to the Porsche 911 is noticeable.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

Thanks to the many dynamic systems of the chassis, this heavy roadster shows interesting agility.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The SL is not to be enjoyed as a radical sports car, but at 90% capacity, where you can keep up a high speed without getting tired.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

As usual with Mercedes, the lighting is on par with the performance to keep a high pace even at night.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The radiator grille with vertical bars, called “Panamericana”, is reminiscent of the 300 SL that won the Carrera Panamericana in 1952.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

Those fake plastic gills with frankly fake looks have nothing to do with a roadster of this streak.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The selection of rims is quite large. These 21 inches in the typical German style come into their own most beautifully.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The retractable door handles are taken from the S-Class.


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Mercedes AMG SL63


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Mercedes AMG SL63

These square tailpipes are specific to V8 powered versions.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The design is tailored to the latest Mercedes. The finish is decent, despite an excess of painted plastic.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The ergonomics are pretty well thought out thanks to the “zero-layer” presentation of the central screen: all the menus are immediately accessible depending on where you click on the large panel.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The dashboard emphasizes technology over elegance. A supposed choice of Mercedes, which differentiates itself from English competitors.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The instrument cluster is customizable according to many gauges… Too bad it’s not in 3D like the S-Class.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

You can set many driving parameters with this small round selector switch. They are very practical to use.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The different driving modes can be configured via a menu on the central screen.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The soft top can be operated via the central screen. However, the take-off time imposed by this means waiting tens of seconds before the maneuver can be activated. We haven’t invented anything better than a good old fashioned button, like the one that sits at the bottom of the screen, that requires a long press to open the top.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The grilles of the Burmester audio system adorn the door panels nicely.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

Round air vents with integrated ambient lighting have become a Mercedes constant.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The seats offer an ideal combination of comfort and support.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

The AMG V8 is very straightforward and never intrusive.


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Mercedes AMG SL63

“One man, one engine”. This is AMG’s philosophy, which entrusts the assembly of each engine to a single worker who puts his signature on the cylinder head cover.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The 911 has been an indispensable model among sports cars for almost 70 years. The 992 generation with multifaceted versions does not deny this success.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The 911 impresses with the precision of its controls. The sporty genes are also present in this version, which is characterized by real versatility.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The 911 Turbo shows everyday comfort. But it’s certainly less padded than the Mercedes-AMG SL.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Less wild than the Turbo S, the 911 Turbo can be driven quickly even without great driving skills.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The performance of the 580 hp six-cylinder turbo is lush.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The round shape hasn’t changed since 1963, but the technology has evolved considerably: the matrix headlights offer impeccable illumination.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The sports design package (5,724 euros) supplements the side skirts with striking aerodynamic elements.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

As always with Porsche, the selection of rims is very large and it is possible to choose wheels in the color of the vehicle.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

These semi-retractable handles are aesthetic, but be careful not to pinch your fingers!


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The spoiler of the Porsche 911 Turbo is usually more subtle. This more prominent one is linked to the optional Sport Design package (€5,724).


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Of course it is possible to remove any labeling from the back of the 911.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The exhaust sound is more impressive than truly melodic.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Here’s the only possible look at the mechanics… Frustrating!


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Ergonomics is easy thanks to the many buttons. But the slightly small screen is more complex than that of the Mercedes-AMG SL 63.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Classic lines and a flawless finish: the Porsche 911 stays true to its roots.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The five counters are an unchanging feature of the 911. The rev counter in the center stays true to a needle dial. The others are digital and configurable.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Instead of the two counters on the right, the navigation map can also be displayed.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

With this wheel on the steering wheel you can juggle between the different driving modes.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

As with Mercedes, it is possible to choose an audio system signed by Burmester.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The Sport Chrono Pack, a great classic of the 911, is standard on the Turbo.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Many technical parameters can be adjusted via the driving mode menu on the central screen.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

In the back it gets tight for adults… As in the SL.


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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The trunk under the front hood is quite small. This often makes it necessary to use the rear seats to accommodate luggage.


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