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1993 De Tomaso Bigua vs. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1993 De Tomaso Bigua. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1993 De Tomaso Bigua would be higher. At 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (493 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 210 more horse power than 1993 De Tomaso Bigua. (283 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 1993 De Tomaso Bigua. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 1085 kg more than 1993 De Tomaso Bigua. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 398 more torque (in Nm) than 1993 De Tomaso Bigua. (403 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1993 De Tomaso Bigua. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S has automatic transmission and 1993 De Tomaso Bigua has manual transmission. 1993 De Tomaso Bigua will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1993 De Tomaso Bigua 2002 Mercedes-Benz S
Make De Tomaso Mercedes-Benz
Model Bigua S
Year Released 1993 2002
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 3982 cc 5513 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 283 HP 493 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 403 Nm 801 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80 mm 87 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1050 kg 2135 kg
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 5170 mm
Vehicle Width 2040 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1040 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2720 mm


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