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1998 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Chevrolet Corvette. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Chevrolet Corvette would be higher. At 5,737 cc (8 cylinders), 1998 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Chevrolet Corvette (277 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 49 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1998 Chevrolet Corvette should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1998 Chevrolet Corvette (437 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 137 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1998 Chevrolet Corvette will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 1998 Chevrolet Corvette has automatic transmission and 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK has manual transmission. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1998 Chevrolet Corvette will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Chevrolet Corvette 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model Corvette SLK
Year Released 1998 2007
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5737 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 277 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 437 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1220 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 14 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 117 L 70 L


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