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1998 Buick LeSabre vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Buick LeSabre. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Buick LeSabre would be higher. At 3,791 cc (6 cylinders), 1998 Buick LeSabre is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 1998 Buick LeSabre. (202 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1998 Buick LeSabre. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 295 kg more than 1998 Buick LeSabre. 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, 1998 Buick LeSabre, 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 3 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Buick LeSabre. (312 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Buick LeSabre.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Buick LeSabre 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model LeSabre E
Year Released 1998 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3791 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 202 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 312 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 96.5 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 5090 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2820 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 80 L


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