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1968 Lamborghini Miura vs. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Lamborghini Miura. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Lamborghini Miura would be higher. At 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (493 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 108 more horse power than 1968 Lamborghini Miura. (385 HP @ 7850 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 1968 Lamborghini Miura. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 835 kg more than 1968 Lamborghini Miura. 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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 402 more torque (in Nm) than 1968 Lamborghini Miura. (399 Nm @ 5750 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1968 Lamborghini Miura. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S has automatic transmission and 1968 Lamborghini Miura has manual transmission. 1968 Lamborghini Miura will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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1968 Lamborghini Miura 2002 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Lamborghini Mercedes-Benz
Model Miura S
Year Released 1968 2002
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 3929 cc 5513 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 385 HP 493 HP
Engine RPM 7850 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 399 Nm 801 Nm
Torque RPM 5750 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 62 mm 87 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1300 kg 2135 kg
Vehicle Length 4400 mm 5170 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1110 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 77 L 88 L


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