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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 vs. 1975 Toyota Corona

To start off, 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Toyota Corona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Toyota Corona would be higher. At 2,962 cc (6 cylinders), 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 (185 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 101 more horse power than 1975 Toyota Corona. (84 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 should accelerate faster than 1975 Toyota Corona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 weights approximately 530 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corona. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Toyota Corona. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 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, 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 (260 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 125 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Toyota Corona. (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Toyota Corona.

Compare all specifications:

1987 Mercedes-Benz 300 1975 Toyota Corona
Make Mercedes-Benz Toyota
Model 300 Corona
Year Released 1987 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2962 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 185 HP 84 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 260 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 88.5 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80.3 mm 77 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.5:1
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 1000 kg
Vehicle Length 4770 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1620 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2510 mm


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