1970 Holden Torana vs. 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Holden Torana would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK (349 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 254 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK weights approximately 511 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK (450 Nm) has 287 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm). This means 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Holden Mercedes-Benz
Model Torana SLK
Year Released 1970 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 95 HP 349 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 450 Nm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1461 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 4020 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2410 mm


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