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2008 BMW 550 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2008 BMW 550 is newer by 1 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, 2008 BMW 550 (362 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 134 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 550 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, 2008 BMW 550 (491 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 191 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 550 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 550 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model 550 SLK
Year Released 2008 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 362 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 491 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.1 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


 

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