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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer

To start off, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 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 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer (237 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 9 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Because 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 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, 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer (343 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 43 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer 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 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
Make Mercedes-Benz Mitsubishi
Model SLK Lancer
Year Released 2007 2012
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 237 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 343 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear AWD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4572 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1491 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2634 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.7 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.8 L/100km 13.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 55 L


 

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