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1985 Dodge Conquest vs. 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK

To start off, 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Dodge Conquest. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Dodge Conquest would be higher. At 2,555 cc (4 cylinders), 1985 Dodge Conquest is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK (168 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (143 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK should accelerate faster than 1985 Dodge Conquest. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK weights approximately 260 kg more than 1985 Dodge Conquest. 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, 1985 Dodge Conquest (251 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 11 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK. (240 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1985 Dodge Conquest will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK. 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK has automatic transmission and 1985 Dodge Conquest has manual transmission. 1985 Dodge Conquest will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Dodge Conquest 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK
Make Dodge Mercedes-Benz
Model Conquest CLK
Year Released 1985 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2555 cc 1795 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 143 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3500 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1540 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2720 mm


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