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1980 Chrysler Avenger 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 Chrysler Avenger. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Chrysler Avenger would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 162 more horse power than 1980 Chrysler Avenger. (59 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1980 Chrysler Avenger. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 905 kg more than 1980 Chrysler Avenger. 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 222 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Chrysler Avenger. (93 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Chrysler Avenger. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1980 Chrysler Avenger has manual transmission. 1980 Chrysler Avenger 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 Chrysler Avenger 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Chrysler Mercedes-Benz
Model Avenger E
Year Released 1980 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1295 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 59 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 93 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2600 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 880 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4150 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2830 mm


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