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1958 BMW 600 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 49 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1958 BMW 600. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1958 BMW 600 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 208 more horse power than 1958 BMW 600. (20 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1958 BMW 600.

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 262 more torque (in Nm) than 1958 BMW 600. (38 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1958 BMW 600.

Compare all specifications:

1958 BMW 600 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model 600 SLK
Year Released 1958 2007
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 583 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 20 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 38 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 2910 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1410 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 1710 mm 2440 mm


 

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