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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK would be higher. At 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK (268 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 194 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK weights approximately 1200 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 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 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, 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, 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK (350 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 235 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2009 Tata Indica
Make Mercedes-Benz Tata
Model SLK Indica
Year Released 2006 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3498 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 268 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2205 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 9.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 37 L


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