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1963 Austin A 99 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 44 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1963 Austin A 99. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1963 Austin A 99 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 121 more horse power than 1963 Austin A 99. (107 HP @ 4750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1963 Austin A 99.

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 76 more torque (in Nm) than 1963 Austin A 99. (224 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1963 Austin A 99.

Compare all specifications:

1963 Austin A 99 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Austin Mercedes-Benz
Model A 99 SLK
Year Released 1963 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2912 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 107 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 4750 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 34 L 70 L


 

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