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1973 Chrysler Charger vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Chrysler Charger. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Chrysler Charger would be higher. At 5,899 cc (8 cylinders), 1973 Chrysler Charger is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1973 Chrysler Charger (252 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 31 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1973 Chrysler Charger 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 1973 Chrysler Charger.

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, 1973 Chrysler Charger (486 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 171 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1973 Chrysler Charger will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Chrysler Charger 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Chrysler Mercedes-Benz
Model Charger E
Year Released 1973 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5899 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 252 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 486 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2830 mm


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