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1953 Hudson Super Wasp vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 52 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1953 Hudson Super Wasp. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1953 Hudson Super Wasp would be higher. At 4,293 cc (6 cylinders), 1953 Hudson Super Wasp is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 81 more horse power than 1953 Hudson Super Wasp. (140 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1953 Hudson Super Wasp. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 186 kg more than 1953 Hudson Super Wasp. 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, 1953 Hudson Super Wasp (349 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 34 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1953 Hudson Super Wasp will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1953 Hudson Super Wasp has manual transmission. 1953 Hudson Super Wasp 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:

1953 Hudson Super Wasp 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Hudson Mercedes-Benz
Model Super Wasp E
Year Released 1953 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4293 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 140 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 349 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 90.5 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 111.1 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 7.0:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1599 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 5160 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 80 L


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