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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is newer by 5 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 4,800 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Silverado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado (302 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 74 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 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, 2012 Chevrolet Silverado (413 Nm @ 4600 RPM) has 113 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2012 Chevrolet Silverado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 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. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2012 Chevrolet Silverado
Make Mercedes-Benz Chevrolet
Model SLK Silverado
Year Released 2007 2012
Body Type Convertible Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 4800 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 302 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 413 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Flex Fuel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual 4-speed automatic
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5847 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 2032 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1875 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 3645 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.7 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.8 L/100km 16.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 98 L


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