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2013. -
S - Sports car
cabriolet, 2 door
rear
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2010. - 2015.
S - Sports car
cabriolet, 2 door
rear

Marketing

Dimensons & Outlines

4470 mm
1923 mm
1308 mm
196 liters
196 liters
70 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4638 mm
1939 mm
1261 mm
176 liters
176 liters
85 liters
2013 Jaguar F-Type Cabrio
2010 Mercedes Benz SLS Roadster

Engine

Jaguar / Ford
3.0 AJ126
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Compress.
2995 cc
340 hp
450 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mercedes Benz
6.2 M159 KE63 AMG
Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
6208 cc
571 hp
650 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1587 kg
5.7 s
260 km/h
13.5 l/100km
7.6 l/100km
9.8 l/100km
234 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 8 gears
1597 kg
5.3 s
260 km/h
11.7 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
8.4 l/100km
199 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 7 gears
1635 kg
3.8 s
317 km/h
19.9 l/100km
9.3 l/100km
13.2 l/100km
308 g/km

Expenses

50000 EUR
Price from
150000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the sports car segment and utilize the same 2-door cabriolet body style and the rear wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Jaguar-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 340hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 571hp engine designed by Mercedes Benz.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the sports car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a marginal difference of 3% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Jaguar with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Mercedes Benz badge with 4.4 out of 5. Independent research findings rank F-Type as average reliability-wise, and SLS is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as the British car rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mercedes Benz is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.9 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 317 kilometers per hour, 57km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy an obvious choice would be the British car, averaging around 9.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (29 mpg), in combined cycle. That's 35% difference compared to the German car!


Verdict

Mercedes Benz appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the German car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Mercedes Benz being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Jaguar. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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