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1977 Fiat 128 vs. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Fiat 128. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Fiat 128 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 440 more horse power than 1977 Fiat 128. (53 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 1977 Fiat 128. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 1260 kg more than 1977 Fiat 128. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 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 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1977 Fiat 128, 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. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S has automatic transmission and 1977 Fiat 128 has manual transmission. 1977 Fiat 128 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1977 Fiat 128 2002 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Fiat Mercedes-Benz
Model 128 S
Year Released 1977 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1115 cc 5513 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 53 HP 493 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 875 kg 2135 kg
Vehicle Length 3880 mm 5170 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1860 mm


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