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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz S is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Chevrolet Citation. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Chevrolet Citation would be higher. At 5,506 cc (12 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 941 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 2005 Mercedes-Benz S 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 2005 Mercedes-Benz S. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1977 Chevrolet Citation 2005 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model Citation S
Year Released 1977 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 5506 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 0 HP 493 HP
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 2091 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 5170 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 3210 mm


 

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