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1972 Holden Belmont vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 33 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Holden Belmont. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Holden Belmont would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 105 more horse power than 1972 Holden Belmont. (116 HP @ 4400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1972 Holden Belmont. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 445 kg more than 1972 Holden Belmont. 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 86 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Holden Belmont. (229 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Holden Belmont.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Holden Belmont 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Holden Mercedes-Benz
Model Belmont E
Year Released 1972 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2834 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 116 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 229 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1340 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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