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2000 Holden HRT vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Holden HRT. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Holden HRT would be higher. At 5,000 cc (8 cylinders), 2000 Holden HRT is equipped with a bigger engine.

Because 2008 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 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 Holden HRT, 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, 2000 Holden HRT (815 Nm) has 575 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (240 Nm). This means 2000 Holden HRT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Holden HRT 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Holden Mercedes-Benz
Model HRT SLK
Year Released 2000 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5000 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 161 HP
Torque 815 Nm 240 Nm
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual


 

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