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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse 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 83 more horse power than 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse. (145 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

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, 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 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 86 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse. (214 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse. 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse 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. 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Make Mercedes-Benz Mitsubishi
Model SLK Eclipse
Year Released 2007 2004
Body Type Convertible Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2350 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 145 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 214 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 81 L


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