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1987 Chrysler TC vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1987 Chrysler TC. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Chrysler TC 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 53 more horse power than 1987 Chrysler TC. (175 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1987 Chrysler TC.

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, 1987 Chrysler TC, 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 29 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Chrysler TC. (271 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Chrysler TC.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Chrysler TC 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Chrysler Mercedes-Benz
Model TC SLK
Year Released 1987 2007
Body Type Convertible Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2213 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 175 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 271 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4470 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2370 mm 2440 mm


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