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1950 Citroen 2CV vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 57 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Citroen 2CV. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Citroen 2CV 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 218 more horse power than 1950 Citroen 2CV. (10 HP @ 3500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1950 Citroen 2CV.

Because 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1950 Citroen 2CV, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 278 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Citroen 2CV. (22 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Citroen 2CV.

Compare all specifications:

1950 Citroen 2CV 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Citroen Mercedes-Benz
Model 2CV SLK
Year Released 1950 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 375 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type boxer V
Horse Power 10 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 3500 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 22 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 3780 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1610 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2380 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 19 L 70 L


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