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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1975 Mini MK I

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Mini MK I. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Mini MK I 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 180 more horse power than 1975 Mini MK I. (48 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1975 Mini MK I.

Because 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1975 Mini MK I, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 1975 Mini MK I. (81 Nm @ 2450 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Mini MK I.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1975 Mini MK I
Make Mercedes-Benz Mini
Model SLK MK I
Year Released 2007 1975
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 48 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 81 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2450 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3060 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1420 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2040 mm


 

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