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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK vs. 1986 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Mercedes-Benz S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Mercedes-Benz S 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 43 more horse power than 1986 Mercedes-Benz S. (185 HP @ 5700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK should accelerate faster than 1986 Mercedes-Benz S.

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 40 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Mercedes-Benz S. (260 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Mercedes-Benz S.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 1986 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model SLK S
Year Released 2007 1986
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2962 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 260 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 4400 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 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 5030 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2950 mm


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