Mercedes-Benz and Chevrolet are two car brands that are rarely seen in the same sentence. Generally speaking, the two brands are worlds apart. Mercedes-Benz is known for luxury, Chevy for economy. When you get up to the performance of the Corvette. Most people won't even think of the SL-Class as a competitor, but they actually have a lot in common, starting with the price. Less than seven grand separates them, and they both have their own advantages that make the question of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vs Chevy Corvette more than valid.
First, it is important to make it clear that the Z06 Corvette is hands down the fastest way around the track. It's engine is twice the size and the horsepower numbers reflect this. The SL-Class, though, can still get you to triple digits faster than your mother would approve of and it comes with a laundry list of extra features that the Corvette sacrifices for speed. It is also a much better daily driver, not only because of the premium gas mileage, but also because of the extra weight and comfort on the inside.
2017 Mercedes-Benz SL 450
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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One of the things Mercedes-Benz does better than any other auto manufacturer is driver assistance. Not only does Mercedes-Benz have the latest and most advanced technology in the automotive industry, but it actually invented a lot of them, just as Karl Benz changed the horse and buggy industry in the late 1800s. These driver-assistance features include ATTENTION ASSIST®, PRESAFE®, and DISTRONIC PLUS®, among many others. These systems not only make driving more convenient, but they are built for safety through and through. The Mercedes-Benz SL 450 can stop by itself, maintain velocity behind traffic by itself, and even keep you awake! If you have any questions about why the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 is a better choice than the Corvette Z06 for the every-day driver, come to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale to get behind the wheel!