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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML

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 Mercedes-Benz ML. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML 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 67 more horse power than 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML. (161 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML.

Because 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML will offer significantly more control. 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, 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML (400 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 100 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML 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 Mercedes-Benz ML will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model SLK ML
Year Released 2007 1999
Body Type Convertible SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2688 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 400 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 1800 RPM
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 72 L


 

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