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1983 Fiat 127 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Fiat 127. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Fiat 127 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 172 more horse power than 1983 Fiat 127. (49 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1983 Fiat 127. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 955 kg more than 1983 Fiat 127. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Mercedes-Benz E 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 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1983 Fiat 127, 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 238 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Fiat 127. (77 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Fiat 127. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1983 Fiat 127 has manual transmission. 1983 Fiat 127 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:

1983 Fiat 127 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Fiat Mercedes-Benz
Model 127 E
Year Released 1983 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1048 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 49 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 77 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 67.2 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 68 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 830 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 3930 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1550 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2230 mm 2830 mm


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