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1985 De Tomaso Deauville vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 De Tomaso Deauville. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 De Tomaso Deauville would be higher. At 5,763 cc (8 cylinders), 1985 De Tomaso Deauville is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 De Tomaso Deauville (296 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1985 De Tomaso Deauville should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.

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, 1985 De Tomaso Deauville (450 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 150 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 1985 De Tomaso Deauville will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. 1985 De Tomaso Deauville has automatic transmission and 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK has manual transmission. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1985 De Tomaso Deauville will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1985 De Tomaso Deauville 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make De Tomaso Mercedes-Benz
Model Deauville SLK
Year Released 1985 2007
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5763 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 296 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 450 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2440 mm


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