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1941 Mercedes-Benz 230 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 64 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1941 Mercedes-Benz 230. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1941 Mercedes-Benz 230 would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 168 more horse power than 1941 Mercedes-Benz 230. (53 HP @ 3600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1941 Mercedes-Benz 230. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 335 kg more than 1941 Mercedes-Benz 230. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 176 more torque (in Nm) than 1941 Mercedes-Benz 230. (139 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1941 Mercedes-Benz 230.

Compare all specifications:

1941 Mercedes-Benz 230 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model 230 E
Year Released 1941 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2229 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 53 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 139 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1450 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1620 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 3060 mm 2830 mm


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