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1986 Ford Escort vs. 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600 would be higher. At 6,330 cc (8 cylinders), 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600 (247 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 188 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600 weights approximately 1860 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600 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 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 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, 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600 (501 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 391 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 1979 Mercedes-Benz 600
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model Escort 600
Year Released 1986 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 6330 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 501 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 103 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 95 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 2770 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 6250 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1960 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 3910 mm


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