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This is a great chart showing the SLK 32 pounding the SLK 55 in regards to the common concept: HP to weight ratio:

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This is a great chart showing the SLK 32 pounding the SLK 55 in regards to the common concept: HP to weight ratio:
Yes, but the SLK32 has significantly lower torque which helps explain why it's not as quick as the 55 (the 55 weighs ~ 180 lbs more, but this weight is more than offset by the additional torque the engine develops coupled with the 7 Spd tranny).
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This is a great chart showing the SLK 32 pounding the SLK 55 in regards to the common concept: HP to weight ratio:
Bah...numbers on paper, the real proof is in the pudding!
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me and tom found out 0-60 REALLY close, with the 55 struggling to gain traction on stock tires, the SLK 32 has a fair chance of winning.


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0-60 is the most over-rated performance stat out there...geez I'm barely out of 2nd gear! But it's all good - the close races are the best ones!
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Well we would have gone faster, but the area we were in is known for lot's of police action.


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