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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1982 Toyota Starlet

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Toyota Starlet. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Toyota Starlet 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 175 more horse power than 1982 Toyota Starlet. (53 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1982 Toyota Starlet.

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.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1982 Toyota Starlet
Make Mercedes-Benz Toyota
Model SLK Starlet
Year Released 2007 1982
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 993 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 228 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 3690 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1530 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2310 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 75 L


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