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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL 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 Mercedes-Benz SL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL would be higher. At 5,441 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL (493 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 265 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL 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 Mercedes-Benz SL (700 Nm) has 400 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model SL SLK
Year Released 2005 2007
Body Type Convertible Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5441 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 493 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 700 Nm 300 Nm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4540 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 11.8 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 16.8 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 14.7 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 70 L


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