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2009 Dodge Ram vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2009 Dodge Ram 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 3,700 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Dodge Ram is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 2009 Dodge Ram. (212 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 2009 Dodge Ram.

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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 65 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Dodge Ram. (235 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Dodge Ram.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Dodge Ram 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Dodge Mercedes-Benz
Model Ram SLK
Year Released 2009 2007
Body Type Pickup Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3700 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 212 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 235 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 3 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 5320 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1870 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2900 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 98 L 70 L


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