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1985 Jeep CJ vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Jeep CJ. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Jeep CJ 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 136 more horse power than 1985 Jeep CJ. (85 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1985 Jeep CJ. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 489 kg more than 1985 Jeep CJ. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1985 Jeep CJ is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1985 Jeep CJ will offer significantly more control. 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 165 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Jeep CJ. (150 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Jeep CJ. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1985 Jeep CJ has manual transmission. 1985 Jeep CJ 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:

1985 Jeep CJ 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Jeep Mercedes-Benz
Model CJ E
Year Released 1985 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 85 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1296 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 3900 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1840 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2380 mm 2830 mm


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