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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS

To start off, both 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK and 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS were released in the same year (2007). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 5,439 cc (8 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS (469 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 241 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 CLS (700 Nm @ 2650 RPM) has 400 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS 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. 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Year Released 2007 2007
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 5439 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 469 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 700 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2650 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.7 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.8 L/100km 15.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 13.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 80 L


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