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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2001 Opel Meriva

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Opel Meriva. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Opel Meriva 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 108 more horse power than 2001 Opel Meriva. (120 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2001 Opel Meriva.

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, 2001 Opel Meriva, 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 134 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Opel Meriva. (166 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Opel Meriva.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2001 Opel Meriva
Make Mercedes-Benz Opel
Model SLK Meriva
Year Released 2007 2001
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 166 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4050 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 53 L


 

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