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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 1980 Mercedes-Benz 600

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet SSR is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Mercedes-Benz 600. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Mercedes-Benz 600 would be higher. At 6,330 cc (8 cylinders), 1980 Mercedes-Benz 600 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chevrolet SSR (401 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 154 more horse power than 1980 Mercedes-Benz 600. (247 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 1980 Mercedes-Benz 600. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1980 Mercedes-Benz 600 weights approximately 1692 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

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, 2006 Chevrolet SSR (542 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 42 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Mercedes-Benz 600. (500 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Mercedes-Benz 600.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 1980 Mercedes-Benz 600
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model SSR 600
Year Released 2006 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 6330 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 401 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 500 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 2770 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 6250 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1960 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 3910 mm


 

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