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1969 Dodge Challenger vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Dodge Challenger. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Dodge Challenger would be higher. At 6,286 cc (8 cylinders), 1969 Dodge Challenger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 1969 Dodge Challenger. (200 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1969 Dodge Challenger. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 219 kg more than 1969 Dodge Challenger. 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, 1969 Dodge Challenger (422 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 107 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1969 Dodge Challenger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

1969 Dodge Challenger 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Dodge Mercedes-Benz
Model Challenger E
Year Released 1969 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6286 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 200 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 422 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1566 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1940 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 80 L


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