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1957 Lotus Seven vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 50 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Lotus Seven. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Lotus Seven 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 102 more horse power than 1957 Lotus Seven. (126 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1957 Lotus Seven.

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. Let's talk about torque, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 147 more torque (in Nm) than 1957 Lotus Seven. (153 Nm @ 5500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1957 Lotus Seven.

Compare all specifications:

1957 Lotus Seven 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Lotus Mercedes-Benz
Model Seven SLK
Year Released 1957 2007
Body Type Roadster Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1558 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 126 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 153 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 5500 RPM 2700 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 3370 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1560 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 950 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2190 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 29 L 70 L


 

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