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1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 50 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300. (158 HP @ 5300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 weights approximately 190 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Because 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Mercedes-Benz Buick
Model 300 LaCrosse
Year Released 1962 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 158 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5300 RPM 6700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1930 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 5200 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 3160 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 71 L 59 L


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