1959 Lancia Appia 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 Lancia Appia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Lancia Appia 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) has 181 more horse power than 1959 Lancia Appia. (47 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1959 Lancia Appia.
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 223 more torque (in Nm) than 1959 Lancia Appia. (77 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1959 Lancia Appia.
Compare all specifications:
|1959 Lancia Appia||2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK|
|Engine Size||1090 cc||2996 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||4 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Valves per Cylinder||2 valves||4 valves|
|Horse Power||47 HP||228 HP|
|Torque||77 Nm||300 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3000 RPM||2700 RPM|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||2 seats|
|Vehicle Length||4020 mm||4090 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1490 mm||1790 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1410 mm||1300 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2520 mm||2440 mm|