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2005 Audi A6 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Audi A6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Audi A6 would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Audi A6 (247 HP @ 1800 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Because 2005 Audi A6 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, 2005 Audi A6 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, 2005 Audi A6 (350 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2005 Audi A6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2005 Audi A6 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. 2005 Audi A6 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Audi A6 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Audi Mercedes-Benz
Model A6 SLK
Year Released 2005 2007
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2671 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 247 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 1800 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 2700 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4800 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.8 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 18.1 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 12.2 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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