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1955 Austin A 55 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 50 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Austin A 55. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Austin A 55 would be higher. At 1,796 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz C (142 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 91 more horse power than 1955 Austin A 55. (51 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 1955 Austin A 55. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 370 kg more than 1955 Austin A 55. 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 C (220 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 110 more torque (in Nm) than 1955 Austin A 55. (110 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1955 Austin A 55.

Compare all specifications:

1955 Austin A 55 2005 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Austin Mercedes-Benz
Model A 55 C
Year Released 1955 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1489 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 142 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1055 kg 1425 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 1570 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1570 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2530 mm 2720 mm


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