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2009 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK would be higher. At 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E (268 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 173 more horse power than 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (95 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK weights approximately 149 kg more than 2009 Mercedes-Benz E.

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, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E (350 Nm) has 172 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (178 Nm). This means 2009 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mercedes-Benz E 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E SLK
Year Released 2009 2001
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3498 cc 1697 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 268 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 178 Nm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 1475 kg
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 62 L


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