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1952 Allard K2 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 53 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1952 Allard K2. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1952 Allard K2 would be higher. At 3,622 cc (8 cylinders), 1952 Allard K2 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 136 more horse power than 1952 Allard K2. (85 HP @ 3600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1952 Allard K2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 585 kg more than 1952 Allard K2. 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. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1952 Allard K2 has manual transmission. 1952 Allard K2 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1952 Allard K2 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Allard Mercedes-Benz
Model K2 E
Year Released 1952 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3622 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 85 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 5600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 3 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1200 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4270 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1580 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2830 mm


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