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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 2013 Dodge CHALLENGER

To start off, 2013 Dodge CHALLENGER is newer by 6 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 6,400 cc (8 cylinders), 2013 Dodge CHALLENGER is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Dodge CHALLENGER (464 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 236 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Dodge CHALLENGER 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, 2013 Dodge CHALLENGER (637 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 337 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2013 Dodge CHALLENGER will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 2013 Dodge CHALLENGER 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. 2013 Dodge CHALLENGER will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2013 Dodge CHALLENGER
Make Mercedes-Benz Dodge
Model SLK CHALLENGER
Year Released 2007 2013
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 6400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 464 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 637 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4300 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual 5-speed automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5023 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1923 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1449 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2946 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.7 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.8 L/100km 15 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 72 L


 

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