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1972 Mazda 616 vs. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1972 Mazda 616. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1972 Mazda 616 would be higher. At 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (493 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 414 more horse power than 1972 Mazda 616. (79 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 1972 Mazda 616. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 1225 kg more than 1972 Mazda 616. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 677 more torque (in Nm) than 1972 Mazda 616. (124 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1972 Mazda 616.

Compare all specifications:

1972 Mazda 616 2002 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Mazda Mercedes-Benz
Model 616 S
Year Released 1972 2002
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1586 cc 5513 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 79 HP 493 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 124 Nm 801 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78.1 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83 mm 87 mm
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 2135 kg
Vehicle Length 4160 mm 5170 mm
Vehicle Width 1590 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2480 mm 2720 mm


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