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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 4,996 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR weights approximately 90 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR 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 CLK GTR. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model Escort CLK GTR
Year Released 1986 2005
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 1751 cc 4996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1960 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1110 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2680 mm


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