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1949 Cadillac 62 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 56 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1949 Cadillac 62. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1949 Cadillac 62 would be higher. At 5,425 cc (8 cylinders), 1949 Cadillac 62 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 35 kg more than 1949 Cadillac 62.

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:

1949 Cadillac 62 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Cadillac Mercedes-Benz
Model 62 E
Year Released 1949 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5425 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 221 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1750 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Width 2040 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 3210 mm 2830 mm


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