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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1962 Morris Minor

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 45 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1962 Morris Minor. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1962 Morris Minor 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 181 more horse power than 1962 Morris Minor. (47 HP @ 5100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1962 Morris Minor.

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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 219 more torque (in Nm) than 1962 Morris Minor. (81 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1962 Morris Minor.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1962 Morris Minor
Make Mercedes-Benz Morris
Model SLK Minor
Year Released 2007 1962
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1098 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 47 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 81 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3770 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1560 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1530 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2190 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 45 L


 

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