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1984 Ford Escort vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Ford Escort 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 168 more horse power than 1984 Ford Escort. (53 HP @ 4700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1984 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 915 kg more than 1984 Ford Escort. 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, 1984 Ford Escort, 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 224 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Ford Escort. (91 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Ford Escort. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1984 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1984 Ford Escort 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:

1984 Ford Escort 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model Escort E
Year Released 1984 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1608 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 53 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4700 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 91 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 80.1 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 870 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 3980 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2830 mm


 

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