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1989 Honda Concerto vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Honda Concerto. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Honda Concerto 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 99 more horse power than 1989 Honda Concerto. (129 HP @ 6800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1989 Honda Concerto.

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, 1989 Honda Concerto, 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 158 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Honda Concerto. (142 Nm @ 5700 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Honda Concerto.

Compare all specifications:

1989 Honda Concerto 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Make Honda Mercedes-Benz
Model Concerto SLK
Year Released 1989 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 129 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 142 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 5700 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4270 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1300 mm
Wheelbase Size 2560 mm 2440 mm


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