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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2005 Rover 75

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Rover 75. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Rover 75 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 110 more horse power than 2005 Rover 75. (118 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2005 Rover 75.

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, 2005 Rover 75, 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 139 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Rover 75. (161 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Rover 75.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2005 Rover 75
Make Mercedes-Benz Rover
Model SLK 75
Year Released 2007 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 161 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2750 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 7.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 65 L


 

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