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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2008 Volkswagen Caravelle

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Caravelle is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine.

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, 2008 Volkswagen Caravelle, 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 49 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Caravelle. (251 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Caravelle. 2008 Volkswagen Caravelle 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. 2008 Volkswagen Caravelle will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2008 Volkswagen Caravelle
Make Mercedes-Benz Volkswagen
Model SLK Caravelle
Year Released 2007 2008
Engine Size 2996 cc 2461 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 0 HP
Torque 300 Nm 251 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 1900 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 8 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4220 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2930 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 7.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 80 L


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