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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2006 Opel Zafira

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Opel Zafira. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Opel Zafira 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) has 80 more horse power than 2006 Opel Zafira. (148 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Zafira.

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, 2006 Opel Zafira, 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 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Zafira. (215 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Zafira.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2006 Opel Zafira
Make Mercedes-Benz Opel
Model SLK Zafira
Year Released 2007 2006
Body Type Convertible Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2198 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 148 HP
Torque 300 Nm 215 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1640 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2700 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 7.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 58 L


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