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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 78 more horse power than 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (150 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

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, 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 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 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser. (215 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Chrysler Mercedes-Benz
Model PT Cruiser SLK
Year Released 2008 2007
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2429 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 150 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 215 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 5010 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 57 L 70 L


 

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