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1955 Fiat 1400 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 50 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1955 Fiat 1400. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1955 Fiat 1400 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 172 more horse power than 1955 Fiat 1400. (49 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1955 Fiat 1400. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 660 kg more than 1955 Fiat 1400. 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 1955 Fiat 1400 has manual transmission. 1955 Fiat 1400 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:

1955 Fiat 1400 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Fiat Mercedes-Benz
Model 1400 E
Year Released 1955 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1395 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 49 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1125 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4280 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 54 L 80 L


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