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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2012 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2012 Volkswagen Golf 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 108 more horse power than 2012 Volkswagen Golf. (120 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2012 Volkswagen Golf.

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, 2012 Volkswagen Golf, 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 100 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Volkswagen Golf. (200 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Volkswagen Golf.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2012 Volkswagen Golf
Make Mercedes-Benz Volkswagen
Model SLK Golf
Year Released 2007 2012
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 228 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 1500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4199 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1786 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2578 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.7 L/100km 5.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.8 L/100km 8.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 6.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 55 L


 

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