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1986 Audi 100 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Audi 100. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Audi 100 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 1986 Audi 100. (85 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1986 Audi 100. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 675 kg more than 1986 Audi 100. 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, 1986 Audi 100, 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 193 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Audi 100. (122 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Audi 100. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1986 Audi 100 has manual transmission. 1986 Audi 100 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:

1986 Audi 100 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Audi Mercedes-Benz
Model 100 E
Year Released 1986 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1588 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 85 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 122 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79.6 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.2:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1110 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4600 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 80 L


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