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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL would be higher. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL (204 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL weights approximately 549 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 Mercedes-Benz SL (270 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 12 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL has automatic transmission and 2010 Chevrolet Colorado has manual transmission. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Mercedes-Benz SL 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make Mercedes-Benz Chevrolet
Model SL Colorado
Year Released 1998 2010
Body Type Convertible Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2799 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 204 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 270 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.1:1 9.1:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1810 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4510 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 72 L


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