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1955 Ford 12 M vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 52 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Ford 12 M. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Ford 12 M 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 191 more horse power than 1955 Ford 12 M. (37 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1955 Ford 12 M.

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.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Ford 12 M 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model 12 M SLK
Year Released 1955 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1172 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 37 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 6100 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Length 4070 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1590 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1560 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2440 mm


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