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1969 Mercedes-Benz W 111 vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Mercedes-Benz W 111. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Mercedes-Benz W 111 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 70 more horse power than 1969 Mercedes-Benz W 111. (158 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1969 Mercedes-Benz W 111.

Let's talk about torque, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 1969 Mercedes-Benz W 111. (240 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1969 Mercedes-Benz W 111.

Compare all specifications:

1969 Mercedes-Benz W 111 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model W 111 SLK
Year Released 1969 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2778 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 158 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2440 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 70 L


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