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.
Compare all specifications:
|2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK||1982 Toyota Starlet|
|Engine Size||2996 cc||993 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||4 cylinders|
|Horse Power||228 HP||53 HP|
|Engine RPM||6100 RPM||6000 RPM|
|Torque RPM||2700 RPM||4000 RPM|
|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|