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1992 BMW 540 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 BMW 540. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 BMW 540 would be higher. At 3,980 cc (8 cylinders), 1992 BMW 540 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 BMW 540 (282 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1992 BMW 540 should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 135 kg more than 1992 BMW 540.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1992 BMW 540 (400 Nm @ 5100 RPM) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1992 BMW 540 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

1992 BMW 540 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model 540 E
Year Released 1992 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3980 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 282 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 5100 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1650 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 80 L


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