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1959 Cadillac Eldorado 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 Cadillac Eldorado. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Cadillac Eldorado would be higher. At 6,382 cc (8 cylinders), 1959 Cadillac Eldorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1959 Cadillac Eldorado (345 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 117 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1959 Cadillac Eldorado should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

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, 1959 Cadillac Eldorado (590 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 290 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1959 Cadillac Eldorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 1959 Cadillac Eldorado has automatic transmission and 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK has manual transmission. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1959 Cadillac Eldorado will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1959 Cadillac Eldorado 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Cadillac Mercedes-Benz
Model Eldorado SLK
Year Released 1959 2007
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6382 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 345 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 590 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 2700 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 5720 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 2050 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 3310 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 79 L 70 L


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