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1994 Lancia Kappa vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Lancia Kappa. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Lancia Kappa 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 76 more horse power than 1994 Lancia Kappa. (145 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1994 Lancia Kappa. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 339 kg more than 1994 Lancia Kappa. 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, 1994 Lancia Kappa, 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 129 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Lancia Kappa. (186 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Lancia Kappa.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Lancia Kappa 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Lancia Mercedes-Benz
Model Kappa E
Year Released 1994 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 145 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 186 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75.7 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 197 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.8 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1446 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4690 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 80 L


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