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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1977 Opel Kadett

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Opel Kadett. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Opel Kadett 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 177 more horse power than 1977 Opel Kadett. (51 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1977 Opel Kadett.

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 220 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Opel Kadett. (80 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Opel Kadett.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1977 Opel Kadett
Make Mercedes-Benz Opel
Model SLK Kadett
Year Released 2007 1977
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1196 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 228 HP 51 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 80 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4150 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1590 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 43 L


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