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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 1973 Mercedes-Benz 220

To start off, 1977 Chevrolet Citation is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Mercedes-Benz 220. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Mercedes-Benz 220 would be higher. At 2,835 cc (6 cylinders), 1977 Chevrolet Citation is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Mercedes-Benz 220 weights approximately 242 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 1973 Mercedes-Benz 220 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1973 Mercedes-Benz 220. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1977 Chevrolet Citation, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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.

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1977 Chevrolet Citation 1973 Mercedes-Benz 220
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model Citation 220
Year Released 1977 1973
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 2197 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 58 HP
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 1392 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2760 mm


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