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1969 Holden Belmont vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz B

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz B is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Holden Belmont. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Holden Belmont would be higher. At 3,034 cc (6 cylinders), 1969 Holden Belmont is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1969 Holden Belmont (129 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz B. (108 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1969 Holden Belmont should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz B. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz B weights approximately 160 kg more than 1969 Holden Belmont.

Because 1969 Holden Belmont 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 1969 Holden Belmont. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz B, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Mercedes-Benz B (250 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 3 more torque (in Nm) than 1969 Holden Belmont. (247 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz B will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1969 Holden Belmont.

Compare all specifications:

1969 Holden Belmont 2005 Mercedes-Benz B
Make Holden Mercedes-Benz
Model Belmont B
Year Released 1969 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3034 cc 1991 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 129 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 247 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1275 kg 1435 kg
Vehicle Length 4700 mm 4280 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1610 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2860 mm


 

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