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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1971 Vauxhall Firenza

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 Vauxhall Firenza. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Vauxhall Firenza 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 124 more horse power than 1971 Vauxhall Firenza. (104 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1971 Vauxhall Firenza.

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 1971 Vauxhall Firenza
Make Mercedes-Benz Vauxhall
Model SLK Firenza
Year Released 2007 1971
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1975 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 228 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4140 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 36 L


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