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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2012 Ford Falcon

To start off, 2012 Ford Falcon 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 3,983 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Ford Falcon is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Ford Falcon (265 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 37 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Ford Falcon 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 Ford Falcon (409 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 109 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2012 Ford Falcon will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2012 Ford Falcon 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 Ford Falcon will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2012 Ford Falcon
Make Mercedes-Benz Ford
Model SLK Falcon
Year Released 2007 2012
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 3983 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 265 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 409 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 3250 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel LPG
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4967 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1868 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1433 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2838 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 68 L


 

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