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2003 Buick Park Avenue vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Buick Park Avenue. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Buick Park Avenue would be higher. At 3,791 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Buick Park Avenue is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 2003 Buick Park Avenue. (205 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2003 Buick Park Avenue.

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, 2003 Buick Park Avenue, 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, 2003 Buick Park Avenue (312 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 12 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2003 Buick Park Avenue will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2003 Buick Park Avenue 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. 2003 Buick Park Avenue will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Buick Park Avenue 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Park Avenue SLK
Year Released 2003 2007
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3791 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 205 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 312 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 5260 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2900 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


 

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