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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2007 Mini Cooper

To start off, both 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK and 2007 Mini Cooper were released in the same year (2007). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 60 more horse power than 2007 Mini Cooper. (168 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2007 Mini Cooper.

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, 2007 Mini Cooper, 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 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mini Cooper. (220 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mini Cooper.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2007 Mini Cooper
Make Mercedes-Benz Mini
Model SLK Cooper
Year Released 2007 2007
Body Type Convertible Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1597 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 220 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 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3660 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 8.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 50 L


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