1970 Holden Torana vs. 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300

To start off, 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Holden Torana would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 (231 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 136 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 weights approximately 950 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana. 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, 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 (310 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 147 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1970 Holden Torana 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300
Make Holden Mercedes-Benz
Model Torana 300
Year Released 1970 1991
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2261 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 95 HP 231 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 163 Nm 310 Nm
Torque RPM 1600 RPM 4100 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 950 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 4380 mm 5220 mm
Vehicle Width 1610 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 3150 mm


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