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1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 would be higher. At 4,972 cc (8 cylinders), 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 (237 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 99 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 130 kg more than 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500.

Because 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 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 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, 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. Let's talk about torque, 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 (402 Nm @ 3200 RPM) has 55 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Mercedes-Benz 500 2005 Honda Accord
Make Mercedes-Benz Honda
Model 500 Accord
Year Released 1980 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4972 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 237 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 402 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.8:1 16.7:1
Top Speed 225 km/hour 195 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.8 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1515 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1340 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2820 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 65 L


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