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1988 Honda Legend vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Honda Legend. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Honda Legend 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 46 more horse power than 1988 Honda Legend. (175 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1988 Honda Legend. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 365 kg more than 1988 Honda Legend. 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, 1988 Honda Legend, 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 83 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 Honda Legend. (232 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 Honda Legend. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1988 Honda Legend has manual transmission. 1988 Honda Legend 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:

1988 Honda Legend 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Honda Mercedes-Benz
Model Legend E
Year Released 1988 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2675 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 175 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 232 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1420 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2830 mm


 

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