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1959 Alpine A 106 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 48 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Alpine A 106. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Alpine A 106 would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine.

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 255 more torque (in Nm) than 1959 Alpine A 106. (45 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1959 Alpine A 106.

Compare all specifications:

1959 Alpine A 106 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Alpine Mercedes-Benz
Model A 106 SLK
Year Released 1959 2007
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 747 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 228 HP
Torque 45 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 3700 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1450 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1280 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2110 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 28 L 70 L


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