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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2003 Vauxhall Corsa

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Vauxhall Corsa. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Vauxhall Corsa 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 154 more horse power than 2003 Vauxhall Corsa. (74 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2003 Vauxhall Corsa.

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, 2003 Vauxhall Corsa, 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 190 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Vauxhall Corsa. (110 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Vauxhall Corsa.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2003 Vauxhall Corsa
Make Mercedes-Benz Vauxhall
Model SLK Corsa
Year Released 2007 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3830 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2500 mm


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