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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2006 Toyota Camry

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 Toyota Camry. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Toyota Camry 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 74 more horse power than 2006 Toyota Camry. (154 HP @ 5700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2006 Toyota Camry.

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 Toyota Camry, 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 83 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Toyota Camry. (217 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Toyota Camry.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2006 Toyota Camry
Make Mercedes-Benz Toyota
Model SLK Camry
Year Released 2007 2006
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2358 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 217 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4810 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.7 L/100km 6.9 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 70 L


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