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2004 Audi A4 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Audi A4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Audi A4 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 27 more horse power than 2004 Audi A4. (201 HP @ 3500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2004 Audi A4.

Because 2004 Audi A4 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Audi A4 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2004 Audi A4 (451 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 151 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2004 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Audi A4 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Audi Mercedes-Benz
Model A4 SLK
Year Released 2004 2007
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2967 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 201 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 3500 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 451 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 1400 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2430 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption 5.8 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 10.3 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.5 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 70 L


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