2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 vs. 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 and the 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE both deliver thrilling performance, and premium features. These two luxury sports cars are no doubt compelling to any driving enthusiast in Destin, FL or Biloxi, MS. While they both certainly have their charms, most of us can’t take them both home. So which one do you choose? We’re here to help you decide, and we think that the choice will be clear once you look at the details.
Powertrains and Performance
The Jaguar F-TYPE starts with a 3.0L supercharged gas V6 engine that cranks out a generous 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The F-TYPE can be had with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive is standard, though all-wheel drive is available. The Jaguar F-TYPE sets a spirited pace—it will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.1 seconds. The F-TYPE is available in many different models, and the most powerful will deliver 575 hp and go from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds.
The SLC 300 gets a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder, good for far less power than the Jaguar, with only 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The SLC 300 is capable of a 0 to 60 mph sprint of only 5.8 seconds, which is quick, but clearly not as quick as the Jaguar. There are no upgrade options, and no all-wheel drive available. There’s also no manual transmission available.
It’s not hard to see that the Jaguar is the true driver’s car.
Comfort and Convenience
It’s also worth noting that the 2017 F-TYPE can be had in both a coupe or convertible configuration, while the SLC is only offered as a convertible roadster. Both have two seats, but the Jaguar gives you more room in those seats, with more front leg room, and more front shoulder room. In terms of luggage volume, you’ll also find more with the Jaguar, thanks to up to 7.3 cubic feet of trunk space, compared to the 6.4 cubic foot trunk in the SLC.
Drive the Jaguar F-TYPE Right Now at Jaguar Gulf Coast
Get behind the wheel of the latest Jaguar F-TYPE here at Jaguar Gulf Coast. We’re located at 1419 E. I-65 Service Rd. South in Mobile, Alabama, only minutes away from anywhere in Biloxi and Destin, so stop by today to drive the latest Jaguar F-TYPE or contact us online now with any questions.