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1960 Cadillac 62 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 47 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 Cadillac 62. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 Cadillac 62 would be higher. At 6,390 cc (8 cylinders), 1960 Cadillac 62 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 31 more horse power than 1960 Cadillac 62. (197 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1960 Cadillac 62.

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.

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1960 Cadillac 62 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Cadillac Mercedes-Benz
Model 62 SLK
Year Released 1960 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6390 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 197 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6100 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 5730 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 2040 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 3310 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 79 L 70 L


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