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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2012 Holden Caprice

To start off, 2012 Holden Caprice 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 6,000 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Holden Caprice is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Holden Caprice (344 HP) has 116 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Holden Caprice 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 Holden Caprice (530 Nm) has 230 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm). This means 2012 Holden Caprice will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2012 Holden Caprice 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 Holden Caprice will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2012 Holden Caprice
Make Mercedes-Benz Holden
Model SLK Caprice
Year Released 2007 2012
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 6000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 228 HP 344 HP
Torque 300 Nm 530 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 12.3 L/100km


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