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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1999 Alfa Romeo 166

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Alfa Romeo 166. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Alfa Romeo 166 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 2 more horse power than 1999 Alfa Romeo 166. (226 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1999 Alfa Romeo 166.

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, 1999 Alfa Romeo 166, 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 24 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Alfa Romeo 166. (276 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Alfa Romeo 166. 1999 Alfa Romeo 166 has automatic transmission and 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK has manual transmission. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1999 Alfa Romeo 166 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1999 Alfa Romeo 166
Make Mercedes-Benz Alfa Romeo
Model SLK 166
Year Released 2007 1999
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2959 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 226 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 276 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 5000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 72 L


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