2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1957 Mercedes-Benz W 136
To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 50 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 Mercedes-Benz W 136. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 Mercedes-Benz W 136 would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1957 Mercedes-Benz W 136 (276 HP @ 8500 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1957 Mercedes-Benz W 136 should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK.
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.
Compare all specifications:
|2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK||1957 Mercedes-Benz W 136|
|Engine Size||2996 cc||2497 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||8 cylinders|
|Valves per Cylinder||4 valves||2 valves|
|Horse Power||228 HP||276 HP|
|Engine RPM||6100 RPM||8500 RPM|