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2005 Audi A8 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 A8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Audi A8 would be higher. At 4,134 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 Audi A8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Audi A8 (322 HP @ 3750 RPM) has 94 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Audi A8 should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Because 2005 Audi A8 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 A8 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 A8 (650 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 350 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2005 Audi A8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2005 Audi A8 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 A8 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Audi A8 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Audi Mercedes-Benz
Model A8 SLK
Year Released 2005 2007
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4134 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 322 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 3750 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 650 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 5070 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.4 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 70 L


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