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|
|Engine Size||2996 cc||3594 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Horse Power||228 HP||276 HP|
|Engine RPM||6100 RPM||6600 RPM|
|Torque||300 Nm||759 Nm|
|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|