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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1984 Holden Commodore

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Holden Commodore. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Holden Commodore would be higher. At 3,296 cc (6 cylinders), 1984 Holden Commodore is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK (228 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 86 more horse power than 1984 Holden Commodore. (142 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1984 Holden Commodore.

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 34 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Holden Commodore. (266 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Holden Commodore. 1984 Holden Commodore has automatic transmission and 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK has manual transmission. 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1984 Holden Commodore will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1984 Holden Commodore
Make Mercedes-Benz Holden
Model SLK Commodore
Year Released 2007 1984
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 3296 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 228 HP 142 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 266 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2680 mm


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