They haunt you. Are two streams of sensations, two sports that bring together exquisite mechanical, beauty, performance, dynamism and sound, much sound. If AMG SLK rises to a new dimension, the five hundred hp F-Type V8 catapulted him to a heavenly world.
We live in times that large motors multicylinder begin to give way to smaller mechanical, but no less powerful. The V8 They begin to retire by efficient and bright 6 cylinder, but it is not the case of these two precious roadster, which make their lush V8 another argument for wanting to have one of these Jaguar F-Type and Mercedes SLK AMG.
A couple of years men AMG They gave a twist to SLK, by raising power its 5.5 atmospheric V8 to 421 hp. It is incredible to see how that block open to 90 degrees is hollow in the vain SLK, space course occupies everything. Think for a moment, that the SLK is a roadster of only 4.1 meters long (you will think and not without reason that the F-Type is elsewhere), with a wheelbase of 243 cm, or what is the same, has measures utilitarian Clio, but with a huge engine in every way.
He V8 from aluminum of the AMG SLK It is a marvel of technology and solutions among its highlights the cylinder deactivation 2, 3, 5 and 8 when it is operating at low load up to 3,600 rpm, a way to replicate the strategy downsizing, maintaining a V8. When this happens, nothing tells you to move on 4 cylinders. From standstill always starts the movement running the 8 cylinders and passage over and configuration is imperceptible.
In Jaguar diplomacy have left for another time. They have opted for the star version F-Type by an impressive 5.0 V8 also it manufactured in lightweight aluminum which uses a compressor for food and leaves values 495 hp and 63.5 mkg, they present a whole just 2,500 rpm.
He F-Type It is clearly larger (and heavier) than the SLK, But do not think extra space in his vain forward to more. Monta long 8-speed automatic transmission, by 7 in the SLK and takes the eighth to move a development locomotive, 73.4 km per 1000 rpm, which clearly pick of the 7th and allows you "walk" motorway at throwaway regimes (120 km / h at 1634 rpm rotates), much lower than in the SLK (7th 56.5 km / h per 1,000 rpm).
Apart from this detail, you can imagine that both cars have their engines and therefore their benefits much of its appeal. Pushing an awful lot from the same idle; They look for 7,000 rpm with the same intensity and in both cases the whole operating system is immensely. All as fast as is the Jaguar, you may be given anecdotal so much walking the SLK. But beyond the numbers, F-Type also it imposes a much more temperamental. He compressor It gives an answer that often it is bestial and up engaging for the frame.
Before going to tell you how, remember another common factor of both engines: their precise mechanical and exhaust sounds. If already a V8 has a special acoustic touch and we'll lose if no one remedy (see how it sounds now F1), the work done on their exhaust lines (with internal valves that modify the route), make these mechanical musical instruments. But in the Jaguar, It acquires its acoustic range musical concert. Both acceleration and retention, sound mark recreates an environment as close to the competition, which can lead to saturate on a long trip and to feel too observed in town, but still, you can not help provoke him with blows accelerator which puts more stress to your driving.
For its short shoeprint in SLK AMG you can have the feeling of being sobremotorizado, but everything comes so more natural than you can imagine. Its front end is fast and solid, his supporters do not transmit cornering concerns a short drive and rear, no serial autoblocante, would lose the inner wheel drive smoothly and not abruptly interrupted ESP driving. Result easy throttle (At the expense of being less effective) as long as you are disciplined with your instructions.
He F-Type tea It requires much more. Is more reactive your orders, which is not a defect; tour very well and transmits lot of confidence on any support, but plays out of the curve and be careful with your intentions. his autoblocante standard is very effective and this always involves driving requirements. He F-Type coexists with oversteer very naturally, but her lashes, when provoked by imprinting 5.0 Turbo engine, They can be a problem if you do not know what we handle. The onus is then on the art of the pilot.
Change F-Type It is very fast (more than the SLK), its superb brakes and against the SLK, as subject damping feel, also because it uses dampers you can regular keystroke. We are at the controls of 500 hp and should have everything under control. Still, the Jaguar should not be an easy drive on slippery terrain and electronics often can do little. the angry response of your engine and meets weight above 1,800 kilos, and when it enters after it derives its collapsed wide tires, it becomes critical.
In everyday life, in their role convertibles, it seems difficult to forget their sports guts, because the firm touch of his racks and their engines continually remind us of what they hide. But roll with reasonable accommodation and provide constant thrust engines. In both the indoor environment also takes you to a world so glamorous as sports. The materials, the finished, he equipment... we are dealing with vehicles vanguard in every sense. He Jaguar canvas roof It has very good finishes and although not isolate yourself as metallic SLK, its quality is commendable.
In neither of the two models appear noises and aerodynamic protection looks similar, although the SLK It has a series of deflectors later attenuating currents. Also you appreciate the SLK when it serves a walk in winter their thermal scarves, some integrated aerators in the headrest they send hot air to the neck. The ceilings the can operate in both running at low speed.