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1980 Audi Sport vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Audi Sport. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Audi Sport would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1980 Audi Sport (300 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1980 Audi Sport 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 785 kg more than 1980 Audi Sport.

Because 1980 Audi Sport is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1980 Audi Sport will offer significantly more control. 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, 1980 Audi Sport (330 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1980 Audi Sport will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1980 Audi Sport has manual transmission. 1980 Audi Sport will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Audi Sport 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Audi Mercedes-Benz
Model Sport E
Year Released 1980 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2133 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 300 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 330 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.3 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.0:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 250 km/hour 233 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1000 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4170 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1350 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2210 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 80 L


 

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