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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML is newer by 21 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 2,685 cc (5 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML (161 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 102 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML weights approximately 1265 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.

Let's talk about torque, 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML (400 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 290 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML has automatic transmission and 1986 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1986 Ford Escort will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model Escort ML
Year Released 1986 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 2685 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 400 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82.5 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 88.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 21.5:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 151 km/hour 185 km/hour
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 2175 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1850 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 83 L


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