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1980 Buick Electra 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 Buick Electra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Buick Electra would be higher. At 4,129 cc (6 cylinders), 1980 Buick Electra is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 98 more horse power than 1980 Buick Electra. (123 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1980 Buick Electra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 95 kg more than 1980 Buick Electra. 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 37 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Buick Electra. (278 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Buick Electra.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Buick Electra 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Electra E
Year Released 1980 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4129 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 123 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 278 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1690 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 5650 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1970 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 3030 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 80 L


 

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