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2000 Ford Ka vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Ford Ka. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Ford Ka would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 169 more horse power than 2000 Ford Ka. (59 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2000 Ford Ka.

Because 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 Ford Ka, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 195 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Ford Ka. (105 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Ford Ka.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Ford Ka 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model Ka SLK
Year Released 2000 2007
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1299 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 59 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 105 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 3630 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1640 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 70 L


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