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1985 Innocenti 990 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 Innocenti 990. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Innocenti 990 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 177 more horse power than 1985 Innocenti 990. (51 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1985 Innocenti 990.

Because 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1985 Innocenti 990, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 225 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Innocenti 990. (75 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Innocenti 990.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Innocenti 990 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Innocenti Mercedes-Benz
Model 990 SLK
Year Released 1985 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 993 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 3 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 51 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 75 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Length 3170 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1530 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2050 mm 2440 mm


 

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