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1987 Ford Festiva 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 Ford Festiva. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1987 Ford Festiva 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 166 more horse power than 1987 Ford Festiva. (62 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1987 Ford Festiva.

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 Ford Festiva, 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 201 more torque (in Nm) than 1987 Ford Festiva. (99 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1987 Ford Festiva.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Ford Festiva 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model Festiva SLK
Year Released 1987 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1324 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 62 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 99 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Length 3580 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2300 mm 2440 mm


 

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