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|
|Engine Size||1172 cc||2996 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Valves per Cylinder||2 valves||4 valves|
|Horse Power||37 HP||228 HP|
|Engine RPM||4250 RPM||6100 RPM|
|Vehicle Length||4070 mm||4090 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1590 mm||1790 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1560 mm||1300 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2500 mm||2440 mm|