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2009 Audi A4 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2009 Audi A4 is newer by 2 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 3,197 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Audi A4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Audi A4 (261 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 33 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

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, 2009 Audi A4, 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, 2009 Audi A4 (330 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 30 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2009 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A4 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Audi Mercedes-Benz
Model A4 SLK
Year Released 2009 2007
Body Type Station Wagon Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3197 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 261 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium 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 4710 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.1 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 70 L


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