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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Mercedes-Benz E would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (198 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 310 kg more than 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 5 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (310 Nm @ 4350 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK has manual transmission. 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E SLK
Year Released 2005 2013
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 3199 cc 1800 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 198 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 310 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4350 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 85 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 6.6 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 4-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1475 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4134 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 2006 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1303 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2430 mm


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