The Mercedes SLK R171 burns up 0.8 l fewer in the mixed cycle in comparison to the Mercedes SLK R170. The difference at the level of 0.8 l is not very appreciable. Nevertheless during a longer period of time it can generate a real savings.
The fuel consumption of the Mercedes SLK R171 is 1 l smaller when compared to the Mercedes SLK R170. Despite the difference is small, in the long term it can cause that the vehicle would be noticably cheper to run.
The boot of the Mercedes SLK R171 1.8 (200 Kompressor) 163HP manual is 130 % larger compared to the Mercedes SLK R170 2.3 (230 Kompressor) 193HP automatic. It is perceptible difference so, in this category the Mercedes SLK R171 1.8 (200 Kompressor) 163HP manual will be a way more handy. The larger the boot, the more luggage you can take.
The maximum speed possible to be reached by the Mercedes SLK R171 1.8 (200 Kompressor) 163HP manual is higher as compared to this of the Mercedes which allows to cover the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference that amounts to 1 % is small and is imperceptible in daily driving.
Distance between two sides of a car directly affects the amount of space for passengers and also stability on road. The width of the Mercedes is larger only by 4 % in relation to the Mercedes SLK R170 and is not really important. The average for the „S” segment equals to approximately 1,792 mm and is by 1 % bigger than the width of the Mercedes SLK R171 1.8 (200 Kompressor) 163HP manual.
The winner of this comparison in the category of fuel tank capacity is Mercedes SLK R171 1.8 (200 Kompressor) 163HP manual which is able to hold by 13 % more fuel in comparison to the Mercedes.
Mercedes has 31 millimeters longer wheelbase than the Mercedes SLK R170. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. But, vehicles having a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.
Number of gears
The Mercedes have a higher gear count compared with the Mercedes SLK R170 which means
that Mercedes SLK R171 will achieve
faster acceleration and lesser fuel consumption. But the difference is quiet
little and if you are not drag
racer at a timed event you would not even
observe the difference.
Maximum load capacity
The Mercedes SLK R171 is 2 % longer in relation to the Mercedes SLK R170 2.3 (230 Kompressor) 193HP automatic. Long cars more of passenger space and in most cases provide bigger trunk. Although the Mercedes seems to be better option for families or drivers who value convenient rides, the Mercedes may appeal to women because it will not make problems with parking and will be more maneuverable.
Model release date
Production of the older car commenced much more earlier than its contender and for this reason man may suspect that this vehicle gives way to Mercedes because it has not so modern parts applied.
If you are a tall man or you tend to carry in the trunk stuffs of large dimensions, the Mercedes SLK R171, which is by 12 mm higher than the Mercedes, is appropriate choice for you. However, compared vehicles do not differ much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much perceptible.