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1949 Fiat 1500 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 58 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1949 Fiat 1500. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1949 Fiat 1500 would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 181 more horse power than 1949 Fiat 1500. (47 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1949 Fiat 1500.

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.

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1949 Fiat 1500 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Fiat Mercedes-Benz
Model 1500 SLK
Year Released 1949 2007
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1493 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 47 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 6100 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 L 70 L


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