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


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Mercedes-AMG SL 63 et Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63 et Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet

This new generation of SL wins two extra seats. To make it a direct rival of the Porsche 911.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63 et Porsche 911 Turbo cabriolet

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

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

The SL has managed to maintain remarkable comfort, for a model that claims to be sporty.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

With an average of 18 l/100 km during our test, consumption is excessive.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

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

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

Thanks to the many dynamic systems of the chassis, this heavy roadster manages to display an interesting agility.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

The SL is not to be enjoyed as a radical sports car, but rather at 90% capacity, where you can keep a fast pace without fatigue.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

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 SL 63

The grille with vertical bars, called “Panamericana”, recalls the 300 SL which won the Carrera Panamericana in 1952.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

These false plastic gills, with a frankly fake appearance, have nothing to do with a roadster of this standing.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

The choice of rims is quite wide. These, 21 inches in the typical German style, are of the most beautiful effect.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

The retractable door handles are carried over from the S-Class.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

These square tailpipes are specific to versions powered by a V8.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

The design is in tune with the latest Mercedes. The finish is neat, despite an excess of lacquered plastics.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

The ergonomics are rather well thought out, thanks to the “zero layer” display of the central screen: all the menus are immediately accessible, depending on where you click on the large slab.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

The dashboard emphasizes technology more than elegance. An assumed choice of Mercedes, which thus distinguishes itself from English rivals.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

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

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

This small round selector allows you to adjust many driving parameters. They are very practical to use.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

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

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

It is possible to operate the soft top via the central screen. But the starting time imposed by this means that it is necessary to wait several tens of seconds before being able to activate the maneuver. We haven’t invented anything better than a good old button, like the one located at the base of the screen and which requires a long press to open the top.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

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

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

Round air vents that incorporate ambient lighting have become a Mercedes constant.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

The seats offer an ideal combination of comfort and support.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

Very linear, the AMG V8 never seems to force.

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Mercedes-AMG SL 63

“One-man, one-engine”. This is the philosophy of AMG, 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

For almost 70 years, the 911 has been an essential model among sports cars. The 992 generation, with multi-faceted versions, does not deny this success.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The 911 convinces with the precision of its controls. The sports genes are there, even on this version which boasts real versatility.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The 911 Turbo displays comfort in line with everyday use. But it is 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 fast, without great driving skills.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

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

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

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

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The Sport Design Pack (€5,724) adds prominent aerodynamic elements to the side sills.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

As always with Porsche, the choice of rims is very wide, and it is possible to choose wheels in body color.

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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 normally more discreet. This one, more prominent, is linked to the optional Sport Design pack (€5,724).

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

It is obviously possible to remove any identification from the back of the 911.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The exhaust sound is more impressive than really melodious.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Here is the only possible view on the mechanics… Frustrating!

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

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

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Classic lines and impeccable finish: the Porsche 911 stays true to its fundamentals.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

The five counters are an unchanging feature of the 911. The tachometer in the center remains faithful to a needle dial. The others are digital and configurable.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

It is possible to display the navigation map instead of the two counters on the right.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

This wheel on the steering wheel allows you to juggle between the various driving modes.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

As at Mercedes, it is possible to choose an audio system signed 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

The driving modes menu on the central screen allows many technical parameters to be adjusted.

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Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

At the rear, adults will be cramped… 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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