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1971 Ford Zephyr vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Ford Zephyr. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Ford Zephyr 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 147 more horse power than 1971 Ford Zephyr. (81 HP @ 4750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1971 Ford Zephyr.

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 147 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Ford Zephyr. (153 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Ford Zephyr.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Ford Zephyr 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model Zephyr SLK
Year Released 1971 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1996 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 81 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 4750 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 153 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Length 4710 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2930 mm 2440 mm


 

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