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1979 Buick Century vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Buick Century. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Buick Century would be higher. At 3,214 cc (6 cylinders), 1979 Buick Century is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 117 more horse power than 1979 Buick Century. (104 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1979 Buick Century. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 355 kg more than 1979 Buick Century. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 97 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Buick Century. (218 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Buick Century.

Compare all specifications:

1979 Buick Century 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Century E
Year Released 1979 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3214 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 104 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 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 1430 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4990 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 2830 mm


 

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