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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche

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 Rolls-Royce Corniche. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche would be higher. At 6,750 cc (8 cylinders), 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche (324 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 96 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche 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 Rolls-Royce Corniche (738 Nm @ 2100 RPM) has 438 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche has automatic transmission and 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK has manual transmission. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche
Make Mercedes-Benz Rolls-Royce
Model SLK Corniche
Year Released 2007 2001
Body Type Convertible Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 6750 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 228 HP 324 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 738 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2100 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5410 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 2060 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 3070 mm


 

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