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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2008 Volkswagen Touareg

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Touareg 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. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 2008 Volkswagen Touareg. (222 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2008 Volkswagen Touareg.

Because 2008 Volkswagen Touareg is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Volkswagen Touareg will offer significantly more control. 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, 2008 Volkswagen Touareg (501 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 201 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2008 Volkswagen Touareg will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2008 Volkswagen Touareg
Make Mercedes-Benz Volkswagen
Model SLK Touareg
Year Released 2007 2008
Body Type Convertible SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2967 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 222 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 501 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1930 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1730 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 10.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 100 L


 

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