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1960 Abarth 850 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 45 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1960 Abarth 850. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1960 Abarth 850 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 170 more horse power than 1960 Abarth 850. (51 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1960 Abarth 850. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 1215 kg more than 1960 Abarth 850. 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 E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 245 more torque (in Nm) than 1960 Abarth 850. (70 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1960 Abarth 850. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1960 Abarth 850 has manual transmission. 1960 Abarth 850 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:

1960 Abarth 850 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Abarth Mercedes-Benz
Model 850 E
Year Released 1960 2005
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 850 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 70 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 62.5 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 69 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 570 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 3600 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1360 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1180 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2010 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 80 L


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