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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2001 Porsche 911

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 Porsche 911. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Porsche 911 would be higher. At 3,594 cc (6 cylinders), 2001 Porsche 911 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Porsche 911 (276 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Porsche 911 should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2001 Porsche 911 (759 Nm) has 459 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm). This means 2001 Porsche 911 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 2001 Porsche 911
Make Mercedes-Benz Porsche
Model SLK 911
Year Released 2007 2001
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2996 cc 3594 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Horse Power 228 HP 276 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6600 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 759 Nm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4440 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2360 mm


 

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