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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1995 Renault Laguna

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Renault Laguna. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Renault Laguna 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 40 more horse power than 1995 Renault Laguna. (188 HP @ 5750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1995 Renault Laguna.

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, 1995 Renault Laguna, 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 32 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Renault Laguna. (268 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Renault Laguna.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1995 Renault Laguna
Make Mercedes-Benz Renault
Model SLK Laguna
Year Released 2007 1995
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2946 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 228 HP 188 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 268 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 66 L


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