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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1971 Chrysler Centura

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Chrysler Centura. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Chrysler Centura 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 109 more horse power than 1971 Chrysler Centura. (119 HP @ 5700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1971 Chrysler Centura.

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 125 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Chrysler Centura. (175 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Chrysler Centura. 1971 Chrysler Centura has automatic transmission and 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK has manual transmission. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1971 Chrysler Centura will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1971 Chrysler Centura
Make Mercedes-Benz Chrysler
Model SLK Centura
Year Released 2007 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1981 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 228 HP 119 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 175 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2680 mm


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