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2006 Ford Galaxy vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Ford Galaxy. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Ford Galaxy would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 27 more horse power than 2006 Ford Galaxy. (201 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2006 Ford Galaxy.

Because 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Ford Galaxy, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 35 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Ford Galaxy. (265 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Ford Galaxy.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Ford Galaxy 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model Galaxy SLK
Year Released 2006 2007
Body Type Minivan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2792 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 201 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4650 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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