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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2000 Volkswagen Sharan

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Volkswagen Sharan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Volkswagen Sharan 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 79 more horse power than 2000 Volkswagen Sharan. (149 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2000 Volkswagen Sharan.

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, 2000 Volkswagen Sharan, 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 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Volkswagen Sharan. (220 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Volkswagen Sharan.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2000 Volkswagen Sharan
Make Mercedes-Benz Volkswagen
Model SLK Sharan
Year Released 2007 2000
Body Type Convertible Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1781 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 149 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 1800 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2850 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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