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2005 Chevrolet Lumina 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 Chevrolet Lumina. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Chevrolet Lumina would be higher. At 5,800 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 Chevrolet Lumina is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Chevrolet Lumina (328 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 100 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Chevrolet Lumina should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 Chevrolet Lumina (465 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 165 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2005 Chevrolet Lumina will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2005 Chevrolet Lumina 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 Chevrolet Lumina will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Chevrolet Lumina 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model Lumina SLK
Year Released 2005 2007
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5800 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 328 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 465 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2700 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 70 L


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