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2010 Mercedes-Benz SL vs. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

To start off, both 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL and 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren were released in the same year (2010). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 5,980 cc (12 cylinders), 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (618 HP) has 13 more horse power than 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL. (605 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren should accelerate faster than 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL weights approximately 1005 kg more than 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

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, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL (1,000 Nm) has 220 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. (780 Nm). This means 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren has automatic transmission and 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL has manual transmission. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Mercedes-Benz SL 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model SL SLR McLaren
Year Released 2010 2010
Body Type Convertible Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5980 cc 5439 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 605 HP 618 HP
Torque 1000 Nm 780 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 8.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2830 kg 1825 kg
Vehicle Length 4540 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1260 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption 13.1 L/100km 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 21.4 L/100km 19.6 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 16.8 L/100km 18.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 97 L


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