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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2005 Toyota Celica

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 Toyota Celica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Toyota Celica 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 48 more horse power than 2005 Toyota Celica. (180 HP @ 5300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2005 Toyota Celica.

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 Toyota Celica, 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) has 124 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Toyota Celica. (176 Nm). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Toyota Celica.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2005 Toyota Celica
Make Mercedes-Benz Toyota
Model SLK Celica
Year Released 2007 2005
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1803 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 176 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4340 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2910 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.7 L/100km 7.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.8 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 8.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 55 L


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