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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1999 Toyota Solara

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 Toyota Solara. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Toyota Solara would be higher. At 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 Toyota Solara is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 38 more horse power than 1999 Toyota Solara. (190 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1999 Toyota Solara.

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 Toyota Solara, 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 10 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Toyota Solara. (290 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Toyota Solara.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1999 Toyota Solara
Make Mercedes-Benz Toyota
Model SLK Solara
Year Released 2007 1999
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 190 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2680 mm


 

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