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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1999 Volvo S80

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 Volvo S80. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Volvo S80 would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Volvo S80 (268 HP @ 5400 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Volvo S80 should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

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 Volvo S80, 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, 1999 Volvo S80 (388 Nm @ 2100 RPM) has 88 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1999 Volvo S80 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1999 Volvo S80
Make Mercedes-Benz Volvo
Model SLK S80
Year Released 2007 1999
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2783 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 268 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 388 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2100 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 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2800 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 80 L


 

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