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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2010 Citroen C5

To start off, 2010 Citroen C5 is newer by 3 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 97 more horse power than 2010 Citroen C5. (131 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2010 Citroen C5.

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, 2010 Citroen C5, 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, 2010 Citroen C5 (314 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2010 Citroen C5 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 2010 Citroen C5
Make Mercedes-Benz Citroen
Model SLK C5
Year Released 2007 2010
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2179 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 131 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 314 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 68 L


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