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2003 Ford Ka 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 Ford Ka. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 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 159 more horse power than 2003 Ford Ka. (69 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2003 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, 2003 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 194 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Ford Ka. (106 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Ford Ka.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Ford Ka 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model Ka SLK
Year Released 2003 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 69 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 106 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium 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 1650 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 70 L


 

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