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1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 40 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III 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 75 more horse power than 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III. (146 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 605 kg more than 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III. 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 149 more torque (in Nm) than 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III. (166 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III has manual transmission. 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III 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.

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1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Austin-Healey Mercedes-Benz
Model 3000 Mk III E
Year Released 1965 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2912 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 146 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 166 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83.4 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.9 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 195 km/hour 233 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1180 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4010 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1540 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1250 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2340 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 54 L 80 L


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