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1971 Holden Belmont vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Holden Belmont. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Holden Belmont would be higher. At 5,042 cc (8 cylinders), 1971 Holden Belmont is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1971 Holden Belmont (238 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1971 Holden Belmont should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 405 kg more than 1971 Holden Belmont.

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, 1971 Holden Belmont (427 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 112 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1971 Holden Belmont will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1971 Holden Belmont has manual transmission. 1971 Holden Belmont 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.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Holden Belmont 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Holden Mercedes-Benz
Model Belmont E
Year Released 1971 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5042 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 238 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 427 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2830 mm


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